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Charles Arlie Peterson, 86, of Milan, died Monday, January 27, 2020 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.  Services were Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 E. 4th Avenue, Milan.

Burial was in Chapel Grove Cemetery, Taylor Ridge.  Memorials may be made in care of the family to divide amongst several charities.

Arlie was born in Scotland County, Missouri on November 11, 1933, a son of Charles Henry and Drucilla Price Peterson.  He married Doris Irene Pinson on June 15, 1953 in Missouri.  She preceded him in death on April 26, 2000.

Arlie was a U.S. Army veteran.  He worked as a general mechanic for Alcoa for 36 years, retiring in 2000.

Arlie was a devoted member of Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island.  He was a gardener and could be caught splitting wood quite often.  He enjoyed being a father to his two sons whom he taught how to hunt.  Arlie also enjoyed taking family fishing vacations.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Dave (Cindy) Peterson and Albert (Sandi) Peterson, both on the family farm, south of Milan; grandchildren, Kelly, Kristin, Mary Ann, Mindy, Craig and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Cammie, Makenna, Owen, Wilhelmina, Rex, Lana, Sophia, Henry, Hannah, Natalie, Grant, Ellie, Cael, Trenton and Teirnin; and brothers, Robert (Billie) Peterson, Moline, Larry Peterson, Rapid City and Kenny (Sharon) Peterson, Port Byron.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.