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Sidney William Peterson

November 7, 1946 — October 20, 2021

Sidney William Peterson, or Sid, to his loved ones, of Overland Park, Kansas, born in Boone, Iowa, on November 7, 1946, and raised in Stratford, Iowa, was the son of Lewis William Peterson and Ann Peterson.

Sid peacefully passed away, on October 20, 2021, in the presence of his family and friends, at Advent Health, in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

In 1965, Sid graduated from Stratford Senior High School, then joined the Air Force, where he worked as a Communications Specialist, until his release in 1969.

Also in 1969, he wed Betty Stambaugh and remained married, until her passing in 2001.

In 1971, he left the Air Force and went to work for United Telephone Company. He, later, started work at Sprint and retired with 31 years of service as an Instructor and Course Developer. But realizing he wasn’t one to rest on his laurels, he decided to go back to work and found himself at Lowe’s, for the next 16 years. This position was right up his alley, because Sid loved woodworking and carpentry, as a whole. He also loved Lionel model trains, genealogy, bird-watching, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family and extended family and friends.

In 2003, he met and, eventually, married Kimalee Chambers. In this marriage, he gained a new family and became step-father to her children, Patricia Everett-Lee and Reginald Chambers II. He later became a step-grandfather to their children: Devan Lee, Deja Lee, Daliyah Lee, and Royalty Chambers.

In addition to his parents and first wife, Sid is preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Whitson.

He is survived by his second wife, Kimalee Peterson, her children and grandchildren and leaves behind his remaining sibling, Nolan Peterson, and his wife, Kelli Peterson, of Stratford, Iowa; brother-in-law, Bruce Whitson and family, of Des Moines, Iowa; his extended family: Kimalee’s mother and step-father, Cloretta Rosebrough and Norman Rosebrough, of Fairview, Oregon; Kimalee’s father, Vernon Robinson, of Kansas City, Kansas; her brother, Michael Grayson, of Kansas City, Missouri, and his children; her sisters, Laura Shelby, of Gresham, Oregon, and her children; Kenya Robinson, of Phoenix, Arizona and her children; and Dana Robinson, of Independence, Missouri, and her children.

During this phase of Sid’s journey, his family and friends will celebrate his life at Porter Funeral Home. And per his wishes, he will be laid to rest in his home town of Stratford, Iowa.

Lastly, Sid’s family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, love and support during this final chapter of his life. And in lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, October 29 at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa KS.

A local Celebration of Life service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 5, 2021, at Calvary United Methodist Church in Stratford, Iowa. Pastor Gina Spohnheimer will officiate. Inurnment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, rural Stratford. Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by the Peterson American Legion Post #323, of Dayton, IA. For online obituaries & condolences visit:

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Friday, October 29, 2021

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