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Lawrence Peterson


Lawrence “Pete” Peterson, 75, of Corning died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation Center, 701 Seventh St., in Corning with the Rev. Lauri Greenlee officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Corning. Open visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Adams County Speedway or Adams County 4-H. Online condolences may be left at

H. Lawrence Peterson, son of Herman Nathaniel and Velma Lorene (Hoops) Peterson, was born March 25, 1943, in Union County. Lawrence was a lifelong resident of Adams County. Early in his work life, he operated a 500 to 700-acre farm with a cow/calf herd. He later worked many years for Red Star Mills and Feeder’s Grain, driving their feed trucks and delivering to area farmers.

On Feb. 27, 1981, Lawrence married Sandra Kay Haynes at the Methodist Church in Lenox. They later divorced.

Lawrence was a 56-year member of the board of directors of Adams County Speedway and 25-year member of Adams County Fair Board.

Lawrence is survived by his stepdaughter Tina (Chris) Boswell of Corning; granddaughters, Ashley Boswell of Kansas City, Kansas, and Aubrey Boswell of Corning; son Ryan (Megan Payne) Peterson of Pleasantville; sister Darlene (Ronald Richie) Russell of Everett, Washington; sister-in-law Wilma Peterson of Corning; several nieces, nephews, other relative and friends.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Donald, Clark, Darryl (infant) and Eugene (infant) Peterson; sister Vera Nowels; brothers-in-law, Keith Nowels and Glenn Russell; and sister-in-law Perle Peterson.

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