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Harry J. Peterson

July 4, 1928 October 15, 2018
Harry J. Peterson
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Obituary for Harry J. Peterson

Harry J. Peterson passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Hot Springs Village, AR. He was born on July 4, 1928 in Chicago, IL. Harry was the son of John and Sigrid Peterson, Swedish immigrants.

Harry graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL where he swam competitively obtaining state champion in butterfly. While at Augustana, Harry met the love of his life, Charlene (Char) Jacobson. Char and Harry were united in marriage on March 29, 1952. Char preceded him in death in 2012. Together they raised two beautiful daughters, Gail Carmody (Gerry-deceased) and Linda Hopfensperger (Dan).

Harry was a grocery representative for many years for Swift and Company and Sunkist Growers. The Petersons lived in Indiana and Illinois until Char and Harry resettled in Harry’s boyhood summer home in Williams Bay, WI. In 1986, they began their annual winter journey to Hot Springs Village, before making the Village their permanent home in 2001.

Harry was extremely proud of his daughters, Gail and Linda and their families. Grandchildren are Corrie Becker (Ben), Kelsie Hopfensperger, Peter Carmody and great-grandson Callen Becker. Over the years, Harry was active in the JCs, Lions and Men’s Garden Club but his favorite pastime was golf. He played nearly every day without snow and sometimes twice a day.

A memorial service for Harry will be at Christ of the Hills UMC in the Village in the spring. The family wishes to thank the staff at Mount Carmel Community at the Village for their devoted care of Harry. They also thank the church family and close neighbors for their attention to his needs.

Remembrances may be sent to Christ of the Hills UMC, 700 Balearic Road, HSV, AR 71909 or HSV Animal Welfare League, 195 Cloaca Lane, HSV, AR 71909.

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Services will be set for a future date to be determined.

Memorial Contribution

Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League

P.O. Box 8032
Hot Springs Village, AR 71910-8032

Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church

700 Balearic Road
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

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