Edgar Lorenzo Petersen, age 84, passed away on December 26, 1993.

He was born on April 6, 1909, in Manti, Utah, the 5th child of 11 children born to Niels Christian and Adeline Marie Larsen Petersen. He was educated in the Gunnison and Manti schools. He came to Salt Lake as a young lad to seek his fortune.He married Alberta Lohmolder on April 20, 1933. Their marriage was later solemnized Dec. 15, 1954 in the Salt Lake Temple. He leased and operated a Utah Oil service station for many years until the beginning of World War II.

He was then employed at Clearfield Naval Supply Depot for 4 years. After the war he worked at Christiansen Furniture as a salesman and interior decorator for over 28 years, retiring in 1972. He took great pride in maintaining a beautiful yard and home, doing all of the remodeling and maintenance work himself. He was a proud member of the LDS Church, holding the office of High Priest. He was active in his quorum, filling various positions, and did temple work.

He is survived by Alberta, his loving companion and best friend of 60 years and the following children and granchildren: A son, Floyd and wife Kay, a son Sidney and wife JoAnn, and daughter, Kathy and husband Lee Bartholomew; nine grandchildren, Mark and wife, Janice Petersen, Paul and wife, Cherie Petersen, Jayne and husband, Bret La Fond, Dennis and wife, Kellie Woodruff, Don and wife, Cindy Woodruff, Denise and husband, John Prince, JoLyn and husband Don Miner, David Petersen, currently serving a mission in Brazil, and Janell Petersen. There are also 12 great-grandchildren and scores of good friends.

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He will always be remembered as a kind, gentle loving man with a sense of humor and a strong testimony of the restored Gospel.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, December 29, 1993 at 1 p.m. at Union Fort 3rd Ward, 7400 South 1000 East, Midvale. Viewing will be at 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. before services. Interment Larkin Sunset Gardens. Funeral directors: Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the General Missionary Fund of the LDS Church.

A special thanks and appreciation to the nursing staff and doctors at Holy Cross Jordan Valley Hospital for their loving care and understanding.

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