Varsel Peterson
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Varsel Peterson
  • July 20, 1935 - April 30, 2017
  • Idaho Falls, Idaho

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Varsel Peterson lifelong resident of Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away April
30, 2017. Art was born July 20, 1935 in Idaho Falls to Arthur W. and
Arzula Peterson. He was raised and lived in the New Sweden area most of
his life except for attending the University of Idaho and his hitch in the US
army. He was a graduate of Shelley High School, lettering in three sports.
After graduation he attended the U of I on a boxing scholarship. Art met
and married Sandi MacPherson, they made their home in New Sweden
and raised two beautiful children together. For a time Art worked for
Western Airlines as a Station Agent then later worked for Argonne
National Laboratory for 33 years, retiring in 1994. He was a master
gardener and had a small farm in the New Sweden area where he enjoyed
raising a small flock of sheep, and was the recipient of several 4H
grand
champion lamb awards. He was active as a 4H
leader for many years.
After his retirement Art enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, "not for the scenery
but the climate of the tropics. "He is survived by his wife of 52 years Sandi,
his daughter Candace (Peter) Bauer of Boise, his son Anthony (Ann)
Peterson of Idaho Falls, his grandson Alex Peterson, and one sister
Marsha (Bill) Schmitt of Pocatello. Preceded in death by his parents, and
his brother Darrel. A celebration of life in Art's honor will be held Saturday
May 27 at 3:00 pm at the Peterson home at 4994 W. 17th South Idaho
Falls, ID. The family would like to express their appreciation to Aspen
home health and hospice. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the
Bonneville Humane society. Arrangements made under the direction of
Buck Miller Hann funeral home in Idaho Falls, ID. Online condolences
may be left at www.buckmillerhann.com


Arrangements under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Idaho Falls, ID.