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Berl Peterson, 70, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996 at his home of heart failure.

He was born July 1, 1926 in Lehi, Utah to Ellis Alonzo and Emma Abigail Lott Peterson. He was the youngest of eleven children. He married Norma Tew from Payson, Utah on March 19, 1947 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.He graduated from Lehi High School, entered the Navy and served as Seaman First Class in the Asiatic Pacific during World War 2 as a seaman guard, cook, and truck driver. He worked at General Refractories Co., Geneva Steel, and served on the Police Force for Lehi City for 7 years and as Chief of Police for 18 years. He enjoyed serving as a volunteer fireman for Lehi City. He worked for several local dry farmers part-time and owned a mink ranch.

He was a High Priest in the LDS Church and served in many positions including Ward Clerk, Stake Missionary, and Elders Quorum President.

Berl enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved gardening and working in his yard. He especially enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, and spending the winter in Southern Utah. He had a talent for loving people and serving the community. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He will be deeply missed by all.

He is survived by his wife, Norma, Lehi, and eight children; his son, David Brent and Susie Peterson, Sandy; daughters, Connie and Russell Cluff, Provo; Sherolyn and Barnett Medford, Orem; Janine and Lee Barnes, Lehi; Lorie and Jeff May, Paul, Idaho; Lynnette and Mark Ivins, American Fork; Merilee and Gary Maxfield, Charleston, Utah; Melissa and Roger Peck, Lehi; 43 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Brett David Peterson.

He is also survived by two brothers, D.L. "Dale" Peterson, Lehi, and Norris Glen "Mike" Peterson, Payson. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Chester, Claire, Earl, and Bert Peterson, and sisters, Ellis May Hoggan, Donnette Holmstead, Dorothy Nelson, and Norval Holmstead.

Funeral, Saturday, Aug. 17, 1996 at 11 a.m. in the Lehi 5th Ward Chapel, 465 E. 300 N. Friends may call at the Wing Mortuary, 118 E. Main, Lehi, Friday evening, 6-8 p.m. and also at the Mortuary, Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the funeral. Burial will be in the Lehi City Cemetery with military honors by the VFW.

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