George Peterson

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died July 13, 2004

George Edmund “Ed” Peterson 87 of 803 South 17th Street, Escanaba has gone to be with his Heavenly Father on July 13,2004. He was born October 6,1916 in Escanaba the son of George and Alma Peterson.
Ed graduated from Escanaba High School, Class of 1934. He attended Cloverland College in Escanaba. Ed worked for his father, who owned Peterson’s Green House, located next to Lakeview Cemetery. In 1934 he went to work for the Birds Eye Veneer Company as bookkeeper/accountant/office manager. Ed was honorably, dedicated and devoted to the Birds Eye for 50 years, retiring in March, 1984.

On October 12,1940, Ed was married to Ruth E. Carlson and was very dedicated and devoted to her for 63 years of marriage.

Ed was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba where he had served on the Church Board as Treasurer, and many years of being an usher.

Ed’s hobbies included spending time working in his yard and garden, in his hobby room listening to music from his era along with classical music, running his train set, electronics, operating his 35mm camera, showing the family movies and spending time with his family. He loved taking his family for long rides and dinners, reading, and was devoted to reading his Bible from beginning to end over and over again.

Ed is survived by his wife, Ruth

1 son: James Roger (Colene) Peterson of Escanaba

1 daughter: Nancy Jean Peterson of Escanaba

1 sister: Mae Brazeau of Escanaba

2 Brother-in-laws: Robert (Marge) Carlson of Escanaba, Roy (Shirley) Carlson of Duluth, Minn.

1 grandson: Douglas Peterson of Kalamazoo, Mich.

1 granddaughter: Debora (Chris) Bennett of Escanaba

1 great grandson: Tomas Bennett of Escanaba

The Peterson Family will recieve friends on Saturday Morning at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Funeral services celebrating the life of Edmund Peterson will be held at the funeral home at Noon Saturday with Intern Pastor Beth Anderson of the Bethany Luthern Church officiating. Entombment will be in Gardens of Rest Mausoleum. A lunch will follow the service in the Bethany Lutheran Church Hall.

Memorials in his name should be directed to the Bethany Lutheran Church Building Fund.

0 Tributes for “George Peterson

    My sincere condolences on the passing of Ed … he was a terrific boss during my employment at Birds Eye from 1956-58. If I recall correctly, he was a cousin to the Lee brothers as well. Mayme Ehnerd, Marian Nye, Helen Westerberg and I were his direct reports, and he treated us fairly and with kindness, always. I am truly impressed with the history of his long life, and that he was an avid reader of God’s Holy Word, as I have been a born-again Christian all my life. I recall both Jim and Nancy coming to the office on occasion and having met you, Ruth, as well.
    May God comfort you throughout the coming days/weeks/months/years with the knowledge that you were blessed by Ed’s life!

    LeVonne Yelland (Bonnie Flannery)
    Loves Park, IL

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