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1925 - 2017
Alma (Al) Junior Petersen of Sandy Utah passed away quietly in his sleep July 25, 2017. He was born November 18, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from Granit High School and was a mariner in the Merchant Marine during WWII. Al married Phyllis Colleen Hancock also of Salt Lake City, Sept 21, 1949. They moved to the Bay Area of California where they raised four children.
In 1971 they moved back home to Utah where he built their dream home on little Cottonwood Creek. Collen passed away July 6, 2005. He later married Gloria Tanner of Vancouver, Washington.
Al was preceded in death by his father, Alma Dabelstein Petersen and Mother, Emma Pauline Christine Blank, wife, Phyllis Colleen Hancock, four sisters, Florence (Ross) Walker, Clara (George) Scheuller, Lucille (Alma) Scheuller, Emma (Clarence) Garner(divorced), brother, Lester (Ruth May) and two granddaughters, Jenni Rebecca Ostler and Kayley Angelique Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria, daughters, Linda (Paul) Ostler, Deborah (Joseph) Smith, Saundra (Tom) Dupaix and son, Ren (Lisa) Petersen, 24 grandchildren, and 55 great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, July 27 from 6 – 8 pm and on Friday July 28, from 9:30 - 10:45 am proceeding the funeral service at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, 2115 East Creek Road, Sandy, Utah. Interment will follow at the West Jordan City Cemetery, 7800 South 1300 West, West Jordan, Utah.