Franklin "Frank" J. Peterson, 85, Fort Madison, Iowa, died at 7:12 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at his home.

He was born May 1, 1934, in Wisconsin, a son of Alfred and Hazel (Thomas) Peterson.

On Oct. 2, 1954, he married Elaine Jahner at St. Augustine Catholic Church, South St. Paul, Minn. They had six children and had just celebrated 65 years of marriage.

A Christian burial was held Nov. 4.