Larry Ray Peterson, 86, passed away on May 1, 2023. He was born in Paton, Iowa the third son to parents Carl and Mary Louise Peterson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Gail and Bob.
Larry is survived by his beloved wife, Julie; and children, Scott of Orlando, FL; Kara with wife DeDe of Asheville, NC; Jason with wife Amy of Johnston, IA; Jodi with husband Nick of West Des Moines, IA; numerous grandchildren: Makenzie, Danielle, Jamie, Jared, Riley, Jaden, Marleigh, Holly, Joel, Cory, Hannah, and Journey; and great-granddaughter, Fin.
Larry graduated from school in Paton and went on to serve as a Marine. He came back to Iowa to settle in the Des Moines area and to raise a family, eventually moving to Ankeny. He married again in 1989 to Julie. Larry loved to work and he enjoyed a variety of jobs in the Des Moines area, retiring from Gibson Homans in 2010 and finally leaving second employment at Kmart in 2014.
Larry loved family, puzzles, TV, movies, traveling, art museums, food (especially ice cream), and playing games with friends.
Services will follow on July 8, 2023.