Neal Delano Peterson 83, from Littlefield Ariz, passed away peacefully on Jan. 8. He was born in Zurich, Mont. to John Frederick Peterson and Alta Genell Russell. He lived a full and meaningful life consisting of a love of music and family. In his early life he enjoyed playing bass, guitar and singing as part of the Peterson Brothers Band; he would later go on to form Country Addition and would continue to share his talents with friends and family.
Neal was a hardworking and successful contractor. As owner of Lanwood Construction with his sons he would build several projects around Utah that will stand the test of time, including much of the Sundance ski resort in Provo Canyon. Everyone who knew Neal would speak fondly of his sense of humor, his contagious smile and the ease that he was able to love. He was a beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. As the life of the party, Neal was always eager for a camping trip, a boat ride and a song around the campfire. He believed in living life to the fullest and he influenced everyone around him to be the best version of themselves; the version that he knew they could be.
Neal is survived by his wife Claudia, his brother Lyle, his sister Genell and daughter-in-law Jackie Peterson Olsen. He is also survived by his sons John (Melanie) from Salem, Rick (Annette) from Spanish Fork, and his daughters Nealetta of Grantsville, Cindy (Clavell) of Salem, Robyn (Craig) of St. George, Rachelle (David), of Washington, as well as 33 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. He is proceeded in death by his parents, his first wife Peggy, his sister Evelyn, his brothers Jay, Ross, Ralph and Keith; and his sons Rob and Wayne.
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