EagleHerald Staff Writer
Lloyd “Pete” R. Peterson, 90, of Marinette, passed away Monday October 11, 2021, at Aurora Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette. He was born March 16, 1931, in Menominee to the late Lloyd and Florence (Kaminski) Peterson. He graduated from Menominee High School in 1950 and served in the US Marines during the Korean War. On July 2, 1955, Pete married Helen Peanosky at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marinette; she died May 28, 2018.
Pete had worked at Marathon Paper in Menominee for ten years and then Rodmen Industries for over twenty five years. Pete loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He ran track and played football in high school. He was an avid Packer fan and always looked forward to watching the games with family. He also enjoyed watching old-time westerns, especially Gunsmoke, Carol Burnett, Red Skelton and Raymond. He will be remembered for his positivity, his chuckle and his special occasion toasts.
Pete is survived by a son Tim (Kim) Peterson of Marinette; daughter Carrie (John) Bezier of Merrill, Wis.; brother Steve Peterson of Menominee; five grandchildren: Ryan and Justin Peterson and Kaitlin, Rachel and Ross Bezier. In addition to his parents and wife Helen, he was preceded in death by a brother, Reggie Peterson.
Visitation will be held at Thielen Funeral Home on Sunday Oct. 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to an Honor Flight in Pete’s name would be appreciated.
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