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Kurt Randall Peterson
1970 ~ 2016
Kurt Randall Peterson, age 46, died in an auto accident on April 24, 2016, near Park City, Utah.
Kurt was born in Ft. Dodge, Iowa on March 10, 1970 to Jerry R. Peterson and Edwina L. (Ver Steeg) Peterson. Kurt graduated from high school in Eagle Grove, Iowa in 1986. He attended Buena Vista College for 2 years and left to serve a Spanish speaking mission in the Florida Tampa mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 1990-1992.
Kurt graduated from Brigham Young University in 1994, majoring in History with a minor in Art History. He received his MBA in 1996. He began working at Northwestern Mutual during college and continued as a financial advisor throughout the rest of his life.
Kurt is survived by his father Jerry R. Peterson, and mother Edwina L. Formanek, maternal grandmother Muriel Ver Steeg, his brother Dr. Eric Peterson and his wife Amy, sister Stacie Hooyer and husband David, his sons, Zack and Benjamin and step daughters Anna and Emily Larson. He also leaves behind his beloved fiancé Elias D. Rios.
He is preceded in death by grandparents, Edwin Ver Steeg, Marvin and Madeline (Edgar) Peterson.
Kurt loved to rehab older homes and make his community a better place. He did this through Neighborworks Provo, and as Joaquin Neighborhood Chair he helped establish Joaquin Park. His other passions were visiting National Parks, gardening, hiking, woodworking and family history.
A celebration of life will be held on April 29, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. in the Scholarship room, 4th Floor, Rice Eccles Stadium, 451 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. There will be a memorial service held at a later date in Clear Lake, Iowa. His final resting place will be overlooking a family farm in Union Cemetery near Livermore, Iowa.