John Allen Peterson, age 79, of 1326 Michigan Avenue, passed away Friday afternoon, August 17, 2012, at his home in Gladstone, with his loving wife Paulene at his side.
John was born April 8, 1933, in Escanaba, the son of Dorence and Delia (Bloomquist) Peterson. He was raised in Escanaba and was a 1952 graduate of the Escanaba Senior High School. On April 9, 1953, John was drafted into the United States Army, serving during the Korean War Conflict, until his honorable discharge in April of 1955. Throughout his enlistment, John received medals of accommodation which included the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Upon his discharge, John returned to Escanaba where he worked various jobs until gaining employment at Mead Paper Corporation in 1961. On December 8, 1972, John was united in marriage to the former Paulene Majestic and together the couple made their home in Gladstone. John continued working for Mead Paper, as a Lab Tester, until his retirement in December of 1994. John was an ordained minister with a strong Christian faith. John and Paulene are members of the Community Church of Christ in Gladstone.
He enjoyed playing church league dart ball, watching professional sports, especially the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Tigers, going to his grandchildren