Vernon ‘Vern’ R Peterson

Resided in Marquette, MI
Died March 10, 2021

Vernon “Vern” R. Peterson, age 97, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at U.P. Health Systems Marquette.

Vern was born October 20, 1923, in Escanaba, the son of Yens and Ellen Peterson. Vern grew up and graduated high school. He served in the United States Army for four years, and honorably served as a medic in the Philippines during that time. Vern was a certified machinist and welder and worked for the Delta County Road Commission for 40 years. Vern was united in marriage to Patricia Peterson and together they shared over 40 years of memories. Vern enjoyed woodworking. He had his own workshop that he could create almost anything in. He made furniture, cabinets, stairs, frames, and so much more. He will be deeply missed by so many.

Vern is survived by his wife Patricia Peterson, son Perry Peterson, grandchildren Crystal Peterson and Douglas Peterson, and nephew Jesse Peterson. Vern is preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard (Sue) Peterson, uncle Eric Peterson, uncle Arvid Peterson, and his first wife Betty Peterson.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Grace Church in Gladstone. Funeral services honoring Vern will follow visitation at 2:00 PM with Pastor Jon Potes officiating. Vern will be laid to rest in Fernwood Cemetery.

7 Tributes for “Vernon ‘Vern’ R Peterson

    Dear Patti & family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Vern’s passing. He was such a nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Maureen Hughson

    The Karas Family sends condolences for your loss. Vern was an integral part of the road commission for many years. His talent and creativity were greatly appreciated. I can remember him teaching me, as a little girl, not to look at the welding torch while he was working! He always had a smile and a kind word. The last of the old guard at DCRC.
    Barb Karas

    Perry “Pete”,
    Sorry to hear of your Dad passing. I have a lot of nice memories of your Dad while we were growing up together in Kipling. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Craig Peloza

    I am so sorry to hear cousin Vernon passed. I had no idea about this. I did not hear anything about it. God Bless you Pat and Perry and family. I always thought he was a special person.

    I am sorry to hear Mr. Peterson passed away. He was always very pleasant and I can remember him driving his motorcycle on his way home past my parent’s house after work. Our families have this in common: My Dad, my brother and two nephews were Richard Peterson and my son is Eric Peterson. God Bless.

    Kris Peterson

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