August 12, 2013


M.E. "Pete" Peterson, 84, former owner of Bowie Manufacturing Inc. and chairman of the board and executive committee for Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 720 E. Main St., Lake City. Burial will be at Lake City Cemetery.

Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City is assisting the family.

Memorials may be left to Iowa Hospice or Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

M.E. "Pete" Peterson was born Oct. 2, 1928, a son of Ralph Lambert Peterson and Plummie Ruth (Peterson) Peterson. Pete attended grade school and high school in Red Oak, Iowa. He loved to play the trumpet and was active in band, orchestra and vocal groups. He also was a member of Civilian Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Pete attended Augustana College and transferred to the University of Iowa, where he played in the Hawkeye Marching Band. He was owner of Peterson Appliance in Red Oak.

Pete married Sandra Jean Almquist on June 30, 1957, and they had two children, son Mark Edward and daughter Keeley Sue. In 1964, Pete and Sandi moved to Lake City, Iowa. He became sales manager at Bowie Manufacturing Inc. and in 1977 purchased the company. Pete is former chairman of the board and executive committee for Stewart Memorial Community Hospital. He also was a past chairman of the Lake City Ambulance Commission, president of the Lake City Kiwanis and vice president of the Lake City Development Association. Pete was also a member and president of the Iowa Business Growth Company Board, in addition, Pete was on the Executive Loan Committee. Pete and Sandi have been members of Pilgrim Lutheran Church since 1967.

Pete enjoyed fishing, college football, flying, traveling, and a love for music, specifically the trumpet.

Pete is survived by his wife, Sandi, and son, Mark, both of Lake City; daughter, Keeley, and her husband, Steve Sinnard, granddaughters, Sommer and Shay Sinnard, and grandson, Alek Sinnard, all of Carroll.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marjorie, nephew Sam, and various aunts and uncles.