G. LeRoy Peterson, 84, died July 30, 2009 at Thorne Care Center, Hutchinson.

Friends may call from 1-9 p.m., with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. today, at Elliott Mortuary in Hutchinson.  Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, with Virginia Kleeb and Barbara Jacobs officiating.

He was born Oct. 26, 1924 in Rocky Ford, Colo.  to George LeRoy & Ilene Burgess Peterson. LeRoy graduated from Windom High School in 1942.

A Hutchinson resident since 2000, coming from Inman, he was a farmer and he worked for Home Petroleum Underground Storage in Conway, Kan.

On June 12, 1948 he married Audrey Lackey in Hutchinson. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Lowell and wife Barbara of Augusta, and Kelly of McPherson; two daughters, Angela Peterson of Hutchinson and Nettalee Vickers,Wichita; brother, Jim Peterson and wife Elaine, Inman; three  sisters, Marcelyn Arnold Wittorff, Phyllis Knackstedt & husband Gene, all of Inman, and Kathleen Zimmerman, Hutchinson; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Kenneth, grandson, Gordon Peterson and granddaughter, Natausha Sims.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or Hospice of Reno County in care of Elliott Mortuary.

Please visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave condolences for the family.