Douglas Earl Petersen, 68, of Springville, died of cancer on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
Doug was born Feb. 6, 1944, in Anamosa, a son of Dewey A. and Nellie M. (Hurt) Petersen. He graduated from the Martelle High School in 1961. He served active duty for four years in the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1965. He married Barbara Stoner of Oelwein; they divorced in 1983. Doug worked for Rockwell Collins for 38 years in production, retiring in 2003.
Local survivors include his brother Dewey (Beckie) Petersen of Ely.
Per Doug’s request there was no funeral service or viewing. His wish was to have a wake at his son’s home in Cedar Rapids, which will be Saturday, Oct. 27, from 2 until 4 p.m. RSVP to email@example.com  for a map to the wake or call 319-329-6336 and leave a message for directions. If friends cannot attend they may call 319-329-6336 from 4 until 6 p.m.