Joseph Van Peterson, 85, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2016.
Joseph loved his family, his church, and dancing. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was diligent in all his callings. He was loved by his family and will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Arley and Coral Shumway Peterson, daughter Cindy Phillips, sister Arlie, brothers Leo and Max and sister-in-law Billie. He is survived by his wife Alicia, daughters Sherri (Garin) Abegglen, Joyce (Michael) Barker and Mary Ann (Jim) Everhart, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and many other family members.
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 6-8 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ. Funeral services are Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 10 AM, preceded by a visitation from 9 – 9:45 AM, at Bunker’s Garden Chapel. Interment will be at the Lakeside Cemetery at 4 PM following the services.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, Dobson House.