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David Peterman

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

David Peterman, 76, of Miami, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Marshall, with Rev. Kathleen Schmidtke and William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Graveside services with military rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Memorials may be to First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir or Saline County Fairground Association in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.

Born Dec. 30, 1935, in Kansas City, he was the son of the late Charles Davis Peterman and Josie Mae Slaughter Peterman. He was a 1953 graduate of Marshall High School and a 1957 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He was a U.S. Army veteran. On April 4, 1959, he married Ellen Henry, who survives of the home. He was a lifelong farmer and a member of the First United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Chancel Choir. He was a board member and former president of the Saline County Fair Board and served on the Miami school board.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three children, John William Peterman of St. Louis, Glenn Edward Peterman and wife, Lisa, of Macon, and Cheryl Jaeger and husband, Karl, of Warrensburg; four grandchildren, Ryan Peterman, Zach Peterman, Anna Jaeger and Andrew Jaeger; two sisters, Shirley Harsh of the state of Pennsylvania and Norma Jo Gressly of Bolckow; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings in infancy.