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Clinton (Eugene) Peterson

Clinton (Eugene) Peterson

Obituary for Clinton E. Peterson

Clinton E. Peterson, 76, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 1:32 p.m., Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 while in the company of family members, at Schowalter Villa in Heston, Kansas.

Clint was born in Wichita, Kansas on July 3, 1942, a son of Mabel Leona (Brown) and Oscar Anyard Peterson.

Clint attended Harmony County School, rural McPherson, and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas in 1960. He attended and graduated from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

Through the years Clint worked for Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas as an Engineer; SG Diesel Power of McPherson, Kansas as Vice President of Operations and Sales Rep; owned and operated Peterson and Associates from which he retired.

Clint was a member of the Wheat State Riders Motorcycle Club along with a few others in Texas.
Clint enjoyed league bowling in McPherson, riding his motorcycle, camping and fishing at many lakes, reading, going to trivia in Wichita, and spending time with his family and friends.

Clint was united in marriage to Phyllis Jean Hawkinson on April 6, 1962 at New Gottland Lutheran Church in rural McPherson, Kansas. The young couple established their first home together in Texas. This union was blessed with the birth of three sons: Anthony, Martin, and Michael.
Clint was united in marriage to Deborah Jean Wright on June 12, 1978 at Seagoville Baptist Church, Seagoville, Texas. This union was blessed with Deb's two sons: Bradley and Philip. The couple established their first home together in Garland, Texas. In 1979 they moved to rural McPherson, Kansas. Deb died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

He is survived by his children: Martin "Marty" Peterson and wife Laura, of McPherson, Kansas; Mike Peterson, of Whitesboro, Texas; Philip Heathcock, of McPherson, Kansas, and Brad Heathcock and wife Carrie, of Ector, Texas: his eight grandchildren, Hunter Heathcock, Tanner Heathcock, Tony Peterson (Stephanie), Heather Dubois (Nick), Zach Peterson (Amanda), Courtney Heathcock, Monica Diederich (Seth), and Jake Heathcock; his three great-grandchildren: Carter Diederich, Max Peterson, and Cassden Diederich.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mabel and Oscar Peterson; his wife, Deborah Jean (Wright) Peterson; and a son, Anthony Dale "Tony" Peterson.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at the Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas with his granddaughter Heather Dubois officiating.

Burial will be in the New Gottland Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural McPherson, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home, 222 West Euclid Street, McPherson, Kansas 67460.

Obituary for Clinton E. Peterson Clinton E. Peterson, 76, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 1:32 p.m., Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 while in the comp

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01/04/19 04:44 PM #1    

Russell Crawford

Pete, Tom, Larry, Larry, Bob and I were best buds. Pete's cutting torch enabled the morfing of Tom's near,ly new Buick into a convertible.

Rest well my friend. 

01/05/19 09:33 PM #2    

Robert Jones

Pete was a very good friend in high school.  Then we lost contact.  There are many colorful memories of those high school days with Pete, the friendships that developed, the good times and the not so good times.  Pete was one of us and a friendship we all valued.  Today after learning of Petes passing I can only think of the many memories Pete and I could have shared over the years.  It would have meant so much to both of us.  But, as happens all to often work prioroties, family priorities, and a busy life just kept getting in the way. Pete was a big part of growing up in high school for many of us who called Pete our friend.  Pete will forever be remembered and never forgotten.  Rest in peace my friend.

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