JOHN PETERSON, 82, of Decorah, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Barthell Eastern Star Nursing Home in Decorah. Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Monday, March 25, at the Burr Oak Lutheran Church, at 2358-260th St., in Burr Oak, with Rev. Matt Larson presiding. Burial is at the Hauge Lutheran Cemetery, rural Decorah, in the spring. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Schluter - Balik Funeral Home, 604 South Avenue, Decorah, and also after 10 a.m., at the church Monday morning. John is survived by his wife, Lorraine Peterson, Decorah; one daughter, Lori (Joe) Musil, Ely; four sons: Brent (Pam) Whitehouse Station, N.J.; Bradley (Rhonda) Peterson, Decorah; Bruce (Lisa) Peterson, Decorah; and Brian (Becky) Peterson, Decorah; 15 grandchildren: Jeremy Musil, Jorunn Musil, Jared Musil, Zach Peterson, Paige Peterson, Jake Peterson, Brandon (Jenny) Peterson, Bryce (Sarah) Peterson, Sasha Peterson, Chad (fiancé Amber Martin) Tripp, Andy Dralle, Ali Frana, Sheena (Adam) Tollefson, Adam (fiancé, Ashley Steeves) Suckow and Meretta Peterson; four great-grandchildren: Braden Peterson, Kiley Peterson, Ayden Peterson and Raegan Peterson; one sister, Helen (Rev. O. Paul) Hougen, Decorah; two brothers, Robert (Grace) Peterson, Decorah and Charles (Rose) Peterson, Decorah; one sister-in-law, Nila Klinge, Cedar Rapids; along with many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lenora (Danielson) Peterson, Sr.; two sisters, Lucella (Virgil, Feb. 3, 2001) Bender, Oct. 26, 2008; and Doris (Walter, Oct. 20, 2002); Bender, Oct. 29, 2011; one brother, Ervin (Dorothy, in 1989) Peterson, May 8, 1988; John's father- and mother-in-law, Irvin and Ruth Anderson; two brothers-in-law, Willard (Mary) Anderson and Norm Klinge.