Jonah L. Peterson
Residence: Delphi (Adams Township, Carroll County), Indiana
Died: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: 11:10 a.m., at the Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital of Lafayette, Indiana
 
 
Age: 96
Date of Birth: Friday, July 11, 1924
Birth place: in rural Burnettsville, Indiana.
Branch: Navy
Service: World War II
Father: James Peterson  
Mother: Isabelle ( Truesdell ) Peterson  
Marital Status: Widowed
Resided in: Jonah had lived in the family farm that he loved so much in rural Delphi (Carroll County), Indiana.
Funeral Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Funeral Location: Private Family Graveside Servives were held at the Hickory Grove Cemetery in rural Delphi, (Carroll County), Indiana.
Clergy:
Burial will take place: Burial was Private for the Family at the Hickory Grove Cemetery in rural Delphi (Carroll County), Indiana.
Visitation will be: No Visitation or Services were Scheduled for the Public. Everything was Private for the Family at the Hickory Grove Cemetery in rural Delphi (Carroll County), Indiana.
Biographical Information: Jonah L. Peterson, 96, of rural Delphi, passed away surrounded by family at 11:10 a.m., Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital of Lafayette, Indiana. Jonah was born on Friday, July 11, 1924, in rural Burnettsville to James and Isabelle (Truesdell) Peterson. He was raised on a farm and graduated from Adams Township High School in rural Carroll County, Indiana. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, Jonah returned to the States and married Beverly Marson of Chicago, Illinois. Jonah and Beverly were married 61 years until her death on Monday, November 12, 2007. Jonah and Beverly raised their family in Chicago, Illinois. Jonah worked as a business analyst employing computers when computer technology was just beginning. He retired from Nalco Chemical Company in 1983. Soon after retiring, Jonah returned to Carroll County, Indiana, to the Peterson family homestead in Adams Township in rural Carroll County, Indiana, where he became the 3rd generation owner of the family farm known as Hopedale, named for the nearby former Hamlet. There he converted the old barn to a residence, excavated ponds, planted two thousand trees, milled lumber, tilled gardens, held family reunions and deemed each day Saturday. In association with Carroll County, Indiana, Soil and Water, Jonah hosted an annual Pond Day at his farm for all Carroll County, Indiana, school first graders since 1997. He was active at Hickory Grove Church, and the Libanus Masonic Lodge #154 F. & A.M. of Monticello, Indiana.
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Marriage Information: On August 1, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, he married Beverly L. Marson; she passed away on Monday, November 12, 2007.
Survivors include:
Son,
Erick J. (wife Gail) Peterson of Delphi, Indiana, and Ojai, California;

Three (3) Daughters,
Deborah L. (husband Alan) Shultz of Delphi, Indiana,
Nadine H. Peterson of Delphi, Indiana, and
Kathleen S. (husband Gregory) McDonough of Delphi, Indiana;

Five (5) Grandchildren,
Kathryn (husband Jeffery) Haydon,
Carolyn (husband Joey) Smith,
Elizabeth (husband Jacob) Kimball,
Jeffrey (Sarah Huey Anderson) Shultz, and
Scott McDonough;

Granddaughter-In-Law,
Erin McGuire;

Ten (10) Great Grandchildren,
Christopher Haydon,
Hazel Smith,
Ivy Smith,
Julia Kimball,
Phoebe Kimball,
Henry Kimball,
Jonah Shultz,
Rowan Anderson,
Rosemary Anderson, and
Reid Anderson;

Brother-In-Law,
Stanley Wolven of Buford, Georgia;

Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Cousins, and many Friends.

Preceded in Death:
Parents,
James and Isabelle (Truesdell) Peterson;

Wife,
Beverly L. (Marson) Peterson;

Grandson,
Bradford "Brad" Shultz;

Sister,
Susan Wolven;

Brother,
Morris Peterson.

Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 (574) 583-8488.