Thomas ‘Tod’ Henry Peterson

Posted: Friday, November 04, 2005

 

  Thomas "Tod" Henry Peterson

Thomas "Tod" Henry Peterson

Longtime Soldotna resident Thomas “Tod” Henry Peterson died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, surrounded by his family at his home. He was 76.

Private family services will be held.

Mr. Peterson was born Jan. 19, 1929, to Claire Peterson and Nora Jane (Howarth) Peterson in McGill, Nev. He was the ninth child born out of 13 siblings. He was well known in the area, as he had lived here for 43 years. He loved hunting, fishing, friends and especially his family.

At the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served for two years and was honorably discharged. Later, he joined his sister, Mick, and her family working at their business, “The Royal Parkers.” Since that time, Mr. Peterson and his wife, Betty, whom he lovingly referred to as “Betty Boop,” owned Tod’s Market in 1969 and later A-1 Video from 1985 to 1993.

The family wrote, “Tod was much loved and his parting has been a painful loss to his family and friends.”

Tod was preceded in death by 10 siblings.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Betty Peterson of Soldotna; daughters, Jeanette Peterson of Soldotna and Colleen Erny and her husband, David, of Couer d’Alene, Idaho; grandchildren, Daniel, Jared and Michelle Erny; great-granddaughters, Ariah, Ava and Hayden Erny, all of Couer d’Alene; sisters, Joan Wood and her husband, John, of Soldotna and Joyce Jorgenson and her husband, Royce, of Utah; brother, JoPete and his wife, JoAnne of Nevada; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.



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