In Memory

Joseph Peterson - Class Of 1928

Joseph Peterson

Joseph E. Peterson, 88, of Rt. 1, Delphi, died at 12:55 a.m. June 8, 1998, in St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi, where he had been a patient since October.
  Born Jan. 14, 1910, on the Peterson farm, Rt. 1, Delphi, he was the son of William Frank and Catherine Heiny Peterson.  He married Elizabeth Stephens on March 16, 1938, at the Peterson home.  She died Oct. 14, 1995.
  A retired farmer, he farmed all his life in Deer Creek Township in Carroll County.  For more than 30 years, he was the weather observer in Carroll County for the National Weather Service.  He was presented a Special Service Award on April 23, 1996, by the National Weather Service for his dedication and support of Indiana's Cooperative Observation Program.
  Mr. Peterson was educated in the Delphi Schools and attended Purdue University.
  He was a 63-year member, elder, deacon, and trustee of the Delphi First Presbyterian Church; a life member of Mt. Olive Masonic Lodge 48, Delphi; a member of Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite; 50-year member of Carroll Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; charter member and former treasurer of Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal, Inc.; former board member and former treasurer of Delphi Housing Inc., the senior citizens housing in Delphi; Carroll County Farm Bureau where he was a former chairman for Deer Creek Township; former member of the Deer Creek Township Advisory Board; Carroll County Farm Management Association; Carroll County Purdue Ag Alumni; Delphi Rotary Club; Carroll County Historical society; and Carroll County and Indiana Rural Youth.
  Mr. Peterson was instrumental in the building of the emergency access road, north of the railroad tracks in Delphi.
  In 1994, he was one of the original inductees into the Carroll County Agriculture Hall of Fame sponsored by the Carroll County Pork Producers.
  Surviving are one daughter, Virginia Elizabeth Allen of East Lansing, Mich.; a son, Stephen Frank Peterson of Aiken, S.C.; a brother, John C. Peterson of Delphi; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.
  Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Delphi with Rev. Ellis Gasser and Rev. James Rankin officiating.  Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Horn Funeral Home.  A Masonic memorial service will be given at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church.
  Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal, Inc.
Obituary notice taken from The Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, June 10, 1998