Tuesday, June 10, 2014

David Lund Peterson

08/29/1925 ~ 06/09/2014
PetersonDavidDavid Lund Peterson, 88, of Mt. Pleasant, UT passed away June 9, 2014. David was born August 29, 1925 in Mt. Pleasant to Mouritz Charles and Christiana Matilda Emilia Peterson. He married Mary Lyle Mendenhall in the Salt Lake Temple on May 31, 1950.
David has spent his life in service to his community and his church. He was elected 5 times and served 18 years as a member of the North Sanpete school board, of which one term he served as President. He received special recognition for 50 years of service to the Pleasant Creek Irrigation Co., and served as President and water master. He was instrumental in spearheading the Gooseberry Narrows Project and many other water and irrigation projects. He had a love for the scouting program. He served as scout master for 20 years. David had a very strong testimony of the gospel, served in many callings and dedicated his life in service to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Right from being a young boy David loved farming and knew that it was what he wanted to do. He raised sheep, pigs, mink, cows and many other animals. He raised his own hay, grain, wheat and grew seed potatoes. David was widely known for his mutton and sour dough dinners, 4th of July Breakfasts and Scout banquets.
Survived by Judith Sperry (sister), 7 children: David Leon Peterson, Susan Ann Thompson, Sarah Jane (Larry) Chatterley, Charles Allen Peterson, Martha Ellen (Jerry) Larsen, Mary Elaine (Michael) Murphy, Christianna (Kevin) Holman. 31 Grandchildren and 52 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Lyle Mendenhall, brothers: Albert Peterson and Lyman Peterson. Sisters: Eleanor Kjar Madsen, Lucille Blackham and Dorothy Victoria Blackham
Funeral services will be held Saturday June 14, 2014 at 12:00 noon in the Mount Pleasant 3rd Ward chapel (295 S State). Viewing will be held Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary and Saturday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment in the Mount Pleasant City Cemetery. Online condolences at rasmussenmortuary.com

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