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Delaware Rep. Harold "Jack" Peterman Laid to Rest

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MILFORD, Del.- He was called a man about the people, and not just his political party. Harold “Jack” Peterman, Republican representative for District 33 in Delaware, was laid to rest Thursday in his hometown of Milford.

Peterman died Wednesday of last week after a long period of declining health. He was 74.

At his funeral Thursday afternoon at Milford Church of the Nazerene, he was described as a man about the people, and not just his political party.

“I know Jack’s in heaven now,” said his brother, Joseph Peterman. “He had a bad time with his pain and all for three years, but he is with the Lord now.”

State Sen. David Lawson, R-District 15 (Marydel), who knew Peterman for more than 45 years, said there was not a nicer man to serve Delaware.

“[He was] a very gentle man, family-oriented, and put people first always his whole life,” Lawson said. “I saw him reach into his whole pocket and give constituents money to help them to get through a bad time.”

A retired farmer and former Kent County Levy Court commissioner, Peterman was elected to the Delaware 33rd District House seat in 2010.

In Milford, Sussex County and throughout Delaware, there seems to be no doubt that Peterman made his mark and will certainly be missed.

“He loved his job and he was always about doing for others and helping other people,” Joseph Peterman said.

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