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Duane L. Petersen

August 14, 1935 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Duane Petersen Obituary

   Duane L. Petersen, 88, formerly of Cascade, ID, died suddenly November 17, 2023 in Emmett, ID. Duane was born August 14, 1935 in Valentine, Nebraska but from the age of one he has lived in Idaho, moving to Cascade at a young age. 

   After graduating from Cascade High School in 1953 he went to work for J.I. Morgan logging Company as logging truck driver and later as grader patrol operator. January 1977 he became the Valley County Road Superintendent where he remained for 20 years, retiring in October of 1997. 

   After retiring he became an Author of 6 history books about various subjects in Valley County and 15 fiction Western Novels. He married Donna Morgan in New Meadows, ID on April 2, 1961. After years of mowing a huge lawn and removing tons of snow Duane and Donna decided to move to Emmett, Idaho in July of 2019 where they resided for two years. After Duane recovered from Covid 19 they decided to move to Meadow View Senior Living in October of 2021. 

   He is a 60 plus year Member of Ionic #82 Masonic Lodge Cascade and Placer Lodge #3, Horseshoe Bend, served in the Army for two years and he and Donna were Grand Marshals of the Thunder Mountain 4th of July Parade in Cascade. 

   He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Joyce and brother-in-law J P Morgan. He is survived by Donna, his wife of 62 years, sister Darlene Morgan and brother-in-law John T. Johnson. Also niece Kim Obendorf (Perry) and many cousins.

   Duane requested no services. 

   Memorials may be sent to Cascade Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 964 , Cascade, ID 83611 or any charity of your choice. 

   Internment will be in Cascade at a later date. 

   Many thanks goes to the Meadow View staff and caregivers.

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