Obituary: Arthur Petersen


Arthur R. Petersen, age 79, of New Liberty, passed away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Cedar Manor in Tipton. Memorial services will be held on Friday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence. Burial will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until service time at the funeral home.

Arthur was born on Dec. 3, 1941, in Scott County to Arthur George and Wilma (Eserhaut) Petersen.

Arthur graduated from Wheatland High School in 1960. That year, he made the game-winning basket in the championship game of the state tournament for his team that was led by Coach Sendeck. Arthur was an avid Cardinals and Hawkeye fan and enjoyed playing cards and accordion.

He is survived by his sister, Arlene Geer of New Liberty, and special cousins, Wayne Eserhaut and Steve (Kathy) Martin.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Verna Gene and Martha.

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