Gerald Dwain Petersen, 82, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away, Monday, August 11, 2014, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton in Hampton, Iowa. He was born on November 24, 1931, in Clifton, Kansas, to Eugene Sr. and Dora (Hinkel) Petersen. Gerald attended schools in the Green Mountain school district, near Marshalltown, in Green Mountain, Iowa. He was united in marriage on July 3, 1957, to Mavis Van Horn, in Mason City, Iowa. Gerald is survived by his wife Mavis of Hampton, daughter Julie (Leonard) Lind of Hampton, grandson David (Holly) Birkey of Adel, grandson Travis (Missy) Birkey of Emmetsburg, granddaughter Jill (Kyle) Fett of Iowa Falls, great-grandchildren Audra Birkey, Trey and Finley Birkey, Addie, Owen, Elsie and Emmary Fett, sisters Mary Kratoska and Reta Bruene, brothers Harold Petersen and Jack Petersen. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Bud, Betty, Shirley and Dora Jean.