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Harold (Hal) Petersen

July 24, 1931 — October 21, 2016

Harold (Hal), Merrell Petersen, 85 years old, was born July 24, 1931 in Elwood, Box Elder County, UT to Mary Lavon Wagstaff and William Petersen. He died October 21, 2016 at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, UT. Hal grew up on a farm where he learned to raise crops and tend the animals. He was an Eagle Scout and was involved with FFA.  Hal graduated with the Class of ‘49 from Bear River High School. Hal served an honorable, 3-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denmark. He served proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Hal married Dolores Marie Josephine Konschella in the Logan LDS Temple on September 5, 1956. He graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from the American University in Washington D.C. After working for Allstate Insurance for several years he became an independent insurance agent and formed Hal Petersen Enterprises.

Hal was well known for his buffalo and loved the outdoors. He gave countless hours of service to his church and community. He particularly enjoyed transporting Veterans from Logan to their appointments at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

Hal is survived by his wife, Dolores Konschella Petersen; their children, Nancy (Kit) Dahlstrom, Mark (Tonya) Petersen, Marianne (Doug) Hobbs, Eric (Rich) Petersen, Donna (Layne) Butterfield, David (Jennifer) Petersen. Hal and Dolores were also blessed with 18 grandchildren, Colby Morris, Shayna Green, Misty Dahlstrom, Laisha Makahanaloa, Matthew Dahlstrom, Kortnie Petersen, Morgan Petersen, Tiffany Erickson, Tarra Tippets, Justin Johns, Christopher Johns, Spencer Stojic, Katie Lyn Housley, Jennifer Keyes, Megan Butterfield, Nathan Butterfield, Kelsey Petersen, Dylan Petersen; and 19 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his 4 siblings, Willis (Elna) Petersen, Earl Petersen, Carol (LeRoy) Ward, Reed (Phyllis) Petersen.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Noon. Viewings will be held Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. and Friday, prior to the funeral from 10:30-11:30 a.m. All services will be held at the Nibley Stake Center, (3701 S. 450 W.  Nibley, Utah). Interment will be at the Riverview Cemetery in Tremonton, Utah.

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