Connel Ray Petterson, 68, of Nyssa, Oregon, passed away March 11, 2018 at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho.
He was born on December 6, 1949 in Ontario, Oregon to Emma Ruth Kesler Petterson and Francis Neil Petterson. Connel was sealed to Cathy Roseann Nelson in the Manti, Utah Temple on October 15, 1980. Together they have four children and eight grandchildren.
Nyssa, OR has been Connel’s home his entire life. He loved to farm, ride his horses, and spend time on four-wheeling adventures with his family. After selling the farm, Connel worked for the Nyssa School District as Transportation Supervisor for the past 13 years.
Connel served a 2 year mission in South Africa for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was a member of the Nyssa 2nd LDS Ward.
Connel is survived by his wife, Cathy, his children Connel Ray (Laura), Carly (Andrew Bassett), Cody (Chelsey), and 8 grandchildren (Hannah, Ethan, Brielle, Liam, Camille, Adley, Matthew, & Madison), and by his mother, Emma Ruth Petterson.
Connel was preceded in death by his father, F. Neil Petterson, and his daughter, Cara.
Services will be held at the Nyssa LDS Stake Center, 1309 Park Avenue on Monday, March 19 at 11 AM, with a viewing at 9:30 AM. Another viewing will also be held Sunday, March 18 from 5 to 7 PM at Lienkaemper Funeral Chapel in Nyssa, 207 Ehrgood Ave.