Dennis R. "Denny" Peterson
- September 21, 1949 - August 14, 2012
- Davenport, Iowa
of Dennis' Passing
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Dear Paula & Family,
CHIROPRACTIC lost a good friend in Dennis, but he left us in a much better place than he found us. I'll always remember Dennis' kindness, integrity, and common-sense approach to the world. My family and I will continue to remember all of you in our prayers with hope God will provide you the wonderful memories of Dennis, where he can live in our hearts forever.
In our conversations regarding cycling, Dennis would always make note of the 'flatness'
Posted by: Michael Senyk, D.C. - Blakely, PA - Former student/DC/Cyclist/Friend Nov 01, 2012
I remember how helpful and patient Denny was with all of the students at Palmer.
Posted by: Todd Rubley - Jackson, OH - Friend Sep 09, 2012
Dear Paula and extended family,
What a terrible shock this was to hear of Denny's death - we can only imagine how devastating this must be for you and your family. Richard and I offer our heartfelt sympathy.
Extending our deepest condolences,
Joannie and Richard Geifman
Posted by: Joann and Richard Geifman - Bettendorf, IA - Friends Aug 30, 2012
I have worked with Denny as a friend and colleague for 15 years. We were part of a small group of chiropractic librarians. I always enjoyed my conversations with Denny, and I will miss him very much. I often discussed with him professional matters that concerned us both. He was a dedicated librarian and a great person to know. Although I have not met Paula or Denny's family, please accept my sincere condolences. Denny was obviously a loving and devoted husband, father, and family man.
Take good care. My thoughts are with you. Della Shupe
Posted by: Della Shupe - St. Paul, MN - colleague and friend Aug 28, 2012
I was only made aware of Dennis' passing. Please accept my condolences. I had the pleasure of knowing Dennis for over 30 years and I always looked forward to seeing him at meetings. He was one of the most positive people I've ever known and I don't recall him ever saying anything negative about anyone. Dennis made an enormous impact not only at Palmer but throughout the state and region. His passing is a loss to our profession and his friendship will be greatly missed.
Posted by: Ed Holtum - Iowa City, IA - Friend and Colleague Aug 21, 2012
Nearly 25 years ago I interviewed for a librarian position at Palmer College and spent quite a bit of time talking with Dennis. I remember forming two important impressions about Dennis from that interview and they held true for the many years I have known him throughtout his entire career. Dennis was a person that showed his love of libraries and was excited about how he could use his leadership to improve the organization. Even more important he was a
Posted by: Phyllis J. Harvey - Taylor Ridge, IL - He was a collegue and my boss Aug 20, 2012
Our prayers are with you all at this time. May God wrap his arms around you all and grant you comfort and peace.
Posted by: Jerry and Bekky Anderson - Davenport, IA Aug 19, 2012
Dear Paula and family, just want you to know we are praying for you, sorry we never got to meet your husband, but sounds like he was loved by many. you are a very special person,
Posted by: Dorothy Dawson - IA Aug 19, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear of Dennis's passing. I worked at the Palmer Davenport library for almost two years, and I can't have asked for a kinder and more respectful boss. I was so nervous going into the interview, but his calm demeanor and kindness instantly put me at ease. He gave me my first job out of undergrad, and encouraged me when I expressed interest in attending graduate school for Library Science. I will always remember him fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Posted by: Allison Haack - Bloomington, IN Aug 18, 2012
Paula - Deepest condolences on your loss of Dennis, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am very sorry that I cannot attend his memorial, but I am currently out of the country - not planning to return until later in the week. I will try to catch up with you soon. -Irene
Posted by: Irene Paulavicius - Davenport, IA - Friend Aug 18, 2012