David A. Peterson, 80, of Fulton, passed away Friday, October 28, 2011, at Fulton Nursing and Rehab. He was born June 26, 1931, in Union City, New Jersey, the son of Peter and Hilma (Carlson) Peterson. He was united in marriage to his wife Agnes on January 25, 1958 in West New York, New Jersey. She survives at the home. David was a cost accountant manger for Elcon National Rail Road. He was an avid sports fan. He attended Millersburg Baptist Church. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years; two sons, Dennis Peterson and wife Tina of Auxvasse and Brian Peterson and wife Azalea of New Melle; one brother, August Peterson and wife Arlene of Edgewater, New Jersey; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2011, at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Dennis Peterson officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of customary memorials, the family suggests memorial donations be made in David's name to the Alzheimer's Association, c/o Debo Funeral Home, P.O. Box 818, Fulton, MO 65251. Condolences can be sent by visiting www.debofuneralhome.com.