AMerican Veteran 10

Gustav Ernest Peterson

March 24, 1922 ~ November 14, 2020 (age 98)


Gustav "Gus" Peterson, age 98, of Redmond, Oregon former long time resident of Monument, Oregon passed away November 14, 2020 at Brookside Place Assisted Living in Redmond. The family plan to hold a memorial service at the Monument Senior Center in Monument, Oregon at a later date. A private family urn burial will take place this December.

Gus was born on March 24, 1922 in Ione, Oregon to Carl and Alverta (Wilcox) Peterson. He attended Dry Creek Elementary and graduated from Monument High. Gus served in the United States Army from January 1945 to November 1946,. After his discharge from the military, he married Ruth L. Scott in Canyon City, Oregon on November 7, 1948. Together they welcomed two sons, Pete and Lonnie. Ruth passed away February 12, 2011.

Gus worked as a fleet mechanic for Columbia Power Co-Op from 1957 to 1986 when he retired.

He enjoyed collecting early day engines, tractors, and memorabilia. As a volunteer in his community, he volunteered for his local Fire Dept., EMS Services, Search and Rescue, Sheriff's Posse and helped organize the Five-Year Community Reunion. Gus was also on the Cemetery and School Board, was a member of the Oregon Tree Farmers Association, Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association and took pride in the Monument Senior Center.

Gus is survived by his sons, Lonnie Peterson of Central Point, Oregon; Ture E. (Pete) Peterson of Terrebonne, Oregon; granddaughter, Turice Ruth Peterson of Nashville, Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Alverta Peterson; wife, Ruth Peterson; one older sister and two younger sisters, and his granddaughter, Marissa Peterson.

Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to a charity of one's choice or to Monument Fire Dept., Monument Senior Center, or to the Monument Cemetery District through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, Oregon 97845.

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