Nels LaRue Peterson, 82, Osage City: Aug. 26, 1939 – July 29, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Nels LaRue Peterson, 82, Osage City: Aug. 26, 1939 – July 29, 2022

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Nels LaRue Peterson, 82, passed away Friday, July 29, 2022, at his home east of Osage City, Kan. He was born Aug. 26, 1939, in Osage City, the son of Nels Arthur and Wilhelmina (Shively) Peterson.

LaRue grew up in Osage City, and graduated from Osage City High School in 1958. He had lived east of Osage City for the last 20 years.

LaRue was the owner of Peterson Nursing Home for 22 years and the owner of Peterson Assisted Living for six years. He had always farmed throughout this time as well. He had served in the United States Army Reserves, and was a member of the Osage City Jaycees and the Osage City United Methodist Church.

On Feb. 13, 1960, LaRue was united in marriage to Iris Marie Jones. To this union two children were born, Crystal and Steven.

LaRue was preceded in death by his wife, Iris, in 1996; his parents, Nels and Wilhelmina; and sister, Charlotte Michael.

LaRue is survived by his companion of 24 years, Robin Dorr; his daughter, Crystal Peterson, Osage City; son, Steven Peterson, Osage City; brother, Jim Peterson, Osage City; two sisters, Linda Bowin and Archlean Frye, both of Osage City; and nine grandchildren, four step grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at

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