Fred Petersen (1920 – 2012)

Fred H. Petersen, age 92 a resident of Kenosha, died Wednesday September 12th 2012 at Brookside Care Center.

Born on March 15th 1920 in Chicago IL, he was the son of the late Henry and Minnie (Jensen) Petersen. He moved to Kenosha at an early age and was educated in local schools.

He served as a TSGT in the US Army in the 32nd Division and later in the 173rd Field Artillery.

On November 23rd 1946 he married Mary L. Bartell at St. Mark Catholic Church in Kenosha.

He was employed for over 35 years at Nash/AMC/Chrysler as a machine repairman. He was a member of IAM Lodge #34.

He was a very active “harbor fisherman”. He also loved wood carving and antiquing. In his younger years he was very active in the Boy Scouts Rescue Squad and also as a Boy Scout Leader. He was also a member of the Kenosha County Men’s Garden Club.

He is survived by his wife Mary of Kenosha; three sons, Kent Petersen of PA,Jim (Sue Smith) Petersen of Kenosha; Mark (Char) Petersen of Kenosha; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter Lynne Gray and two sisters, Bertha and Vivian.

Funeral services will be held on Monday September 17th 2012 at 2:30PM at St. Mark Catholic Church in Kenosha. (7117-14th Avenue) Visitation with the family will be on Monday at the church from 1:30PM until the time of services. Burial will follow at St. James Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.

The family would like to thank Dr. Clubb, the staff of United Hospital Systems Kenosha Medical Center, particularly the staff of 5 Palmer, and especiallyMelinda, as well as the Brookside Care Center for their kind compassionate care.

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