Harold W. Petersen

SIOUX CITY – Services for Harold William Petersen, 76, of Sioux City, (formerly of Ida Grove) will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 30, 2021, at Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove. The Rev. Bob Lewis will officiate.

Burial will be in the Ida Grove Cemetery at Ida Grove. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove is in charge of arrangements.

He died Dec. 9, 2020.

Harold was born July 20, 1944, in Galva, son of Raymond and Anna (Cross) Petersen. He graduated from Galva High School in 1962 and later married in 1967 and started raising his family. He then spent the next several years farming and eventually retired in the mid-1980s.

After retiring from farming, Harold then worked for Midwest Industries, a local boat trailer manufacturer, for several years.

Helping others was his hobby, and he was never too busy to help his family and friends. He loved talking politics and looked forward to meeting the guys for coffee to share world views and swap stories.

He never tired of talking about his kids and grandchildren and will be fondly remembered for how much he loved his family.

Harold is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Tracy) Petersen of Conroe, Texas; and his daughters: Wendy (Brian) Jackson of Sioux City and Paige Petersen of Sioux City.

Also surviving are his brothers: Marvin (Vickie) Petersen of Galva and Loren (Barbara) Petersen of Cushing; a sister, Linda (Gary) Amunson of Sioux City; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Raymond and Ralph Petersen.

Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com.