Richard “Rich” Peterson passed into Heaven on October 22, 2021, at the age of 97.
He was born in Rockford, Illinois in 1924.
Preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Irene, and sister Dorothy and brother John. He was also preceded in death by three wives, June Mann, Shirley Winkleman, and June Miller.
As I write this, his son Mark, we in the family affectionately called him the “Black Widow”, but he loved and cared for his wives so graciously and lovingly. God bless them all and may their souls Rest in Peace.
Rich joined the U.S. Army/Air Corps in 1942 and served as a B-26 gunner during World War II. He is the last of the “Greatest Generation” in our family. He retired as a Major in the U.S. Military Reserve in 1982. After the war, he moved his family to Berkeley, California, where he became a State Farm Insurance Agent, and in 1963, moved again to Carson City to raise his two sons, Robert and Mark. He joined the State of Nevada Economic Development Department as an Economic Analyst, retiring in the early 1980’s, and moved back
into the Insurance industry as an independent Agent until his retirement in 1989.
His love of golf let him enjoy playing from his youth to his 90’s, racking up 11 holes-in-one along the way! His family included two sons, Robert (Nancy Lee), Mark (Mayra), three grandchildren Carrie (Jonathan), Michelle (Trent), and Marissa (Rob). Three great grandchildren, Kate, Oliver, and Kenyatta.
Our family is so proud, thankful, and lucky to share in his life.