ESCANABA — Peter Joseph Petersen, age 78, of Escanaba, handed away Wednesday morning, December 23, 2020 at his house. He was born on August 20, 1942 in Dixon, Unwell., the son of Joseph and Aileen (Maki) Petersen. Peter was raised and attended college in Dixon, Unwell., the place he additionally graduated from highschool. Following commencement, Peter enlisted within the U.S. Navy on July 19, 1960 and was skilled in Fundamental Service Sonar. Peter married the previous Adele Rae Croucher on April 10, 1963. Collectively, the couple shared 54 years of marriage. Whereas serving within the army, Peter and Adele resided in varied places. Their longest residency was in Riverdale, Unwell., for 36 years. Peter was employed by Encyclopedia Britannica and H&R Block. He additionally labored for the U.S. authorities within the IRS Division in Chicago till his retirement. In 2005, Adele and Peter relocated to Escanaba. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Peter loved spending time outside, particularly searching, fishing, and kayaking. He appreciated to maintain his thoughts going by engaged on sudoko puzzles, crossword puzzles, and studying the funnies. Peter additionally beloved sitting in his entrance window and waving to everybody who handed by his house.
Peter Joseph Petersen is survived by sons, Joseph Petersen of Hammond, Ind., and Robert Petersen of Augusta, Georgia; daughters, Kimberly (Robert) Soden of Killeen, Texas, and Karen (Laurence) Marshall of Douglassville, Penn.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and lots of nieces and nephews.
Peter was preceded in demise by his mother and father, Joseph and Aileen Petersen; and his spouse, Adele Rae Petersen.
Graveside companies are being deliberate for the spring of 2021 at Lakeview Cemetery in Escanaba. The Anderson Funeral Properties are helping the Petersen household and on-line remembrances could be shared at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.