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Linn County News

Published Nov. 8, 2023


Neal DeWayne Peterson, age 77, Mound City, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023.  He was born on March 5, 1946 in Pleasanton, Kan., the son of Homer Emmett and Thelma McGinnis Peterson.  He attended Linnville School and graduated from Mound City High School. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.  Neal was united in marriage to Jean Marie Cowlishaw on June 7, 1969. The number one thing in Neal's life was his family, especially his grandchildren.   He was talented in many areas of construction. His main area of expertise was in HVAC. He worked hard and took care of his customers. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and tending to his cows. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. Neal is survived by his wife, Jean; son, Craig Peterson and wife Jennifer; two daughters, Kay Northcutt and husband, Dustin, and Christy Graves and husband, Douglas; two brothers, Jerry Peterson and wife Velma, and Kelly Peterson and wife Tammy; ten grandchildren, Ryan Northcutt, Bryce Northcutt, Dylan Peterson, Colby Northcutt, Blayne Peterson, Brady Graves, Tyler Darnell, Taylor Chaplin, Shelby Henry, and Kelsey Moore; and fourteen great-grandchildren,  Neal, Amelia, Olivia, Lane, Gunner, Maxine, Coraline, Harlee, Finlee, Riggens, Logan, Madalynne, Emmerson and Elliot.  

Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, at the Mound City Christian Church. Burial was in the Linnville Cemetery.  Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to ALS Foundation or Paralyzed Veteran Support, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, KS  66056.  Online condolences can be left at




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