Celebrating the life of John Paul (Big John) Petersen
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Obituary for John Paul (Big John) Petersen
John Paul (Big John) Petersen, age 74, of Council Bluffs, passed away February 8, 2012 at Midlands Living Center. John was born May 28, 1937 in Lewis Township to Henry and Helen (Kauss) Petersen, who preceded him in death. In addition to his parents, John is also preceded in death by his sisters Doris Petersen and Helen Urban Frederiksen, brother Richard Petersen, granddaughter Sharon Donath, grandson Sean Stephen James Miller, and nephews John Urban and Nathan Hogue. He is survived by children Terri English and husband Dale Hutton, Deborah Harwood and husband Dave, John Petersen and wife Carol, James Petersen and Paz Munguia, Jerry Petersen and wife Nina, Shannon Picha and husband Chad, Colleen Comier, Shelley Bergman, Stephanie Wessels and husband John; 23 grandchildren; sisters Elaine Rosenbohm and husband Marion, Catherine (Katie) Wood and husband Dean; brothers Henry Petersen and wife Edith, Harold Petersen and wife Lu, and Robert Petersen.