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Adolph "Pete" Peterson
Lifelong Alaskan Adolph "Pete" Peterson, 73, died of natural causes Aug. 31, 2007, at Inn-tegrity in Anchorage.
A family memorial service will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Fairbanks. A second family gathering will be held in June 2008 in Seward.
Adolph "Pete" Peterson was born Sept. 14, 1933, in Dillingham to Adolph and Agnes Peterson.
His sisters wrote: "At the age of 10, when their father died, Pete became the man of the house. That first winter, he hunted every morning before and every day after school to provide meat for the family.
"At 16, Pete joined the U.S. Navy and served for eight years. An electrician, he retired in 1987 from the Department of Defense.
"In the early '90s, Pete upset the avid football pool players of Seward when he won every SuperBowl pool in town! Besides building model airplanes and boats, Pete enjoyed pinochle and won the first-place ribbon for the 1997 Fur Rondy Senior Pinochle Division."
Pete was a member of the American Legion and AmVets.
He is survived by his former wife, Melba Peterson of Fairbanks; his children and their spouses, Brian and Kathy Peterson of Minnesota, Jeanette and Robert Nash, and Eric and Kathy Peterson of Fairbanks; daughters, Lorraine and Kristine of Fairbanks; eight grandsons, four granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Agnes Samuelson and Hilda Curtis; and his close friends, Paul and Lee McCart of Homer.
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