David Petersen 74 of Graettinger, Iowa was born December 17, 1943 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Merle and June (Brunner) Petersen. After high school he attended vocational college and worked various jobs throughout his life. He has been a resident of Graettinger for many years. He died July 17, 2018 under the care of Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa. He is survived by his daughter Michele English of California. As per his wishes, no services will be held. Burial of his cremated remains will be in the Valley View Cemetery in Graettinger.