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Gordon J. Peterson, 78, a resident of Copper City passed away on Sunday December 22, 2019 at his home.
He was born on September 5, 1941 in Raymbaultown to George and Verna (Carlson) Peterson. He attended the local schools and graduated with the Class of 1960.
Gordon loved sports! He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and Detroit Red Wing fan. He was also an avid outdoorsman in his younger years, where he loved to hunt and fish. He would often hunt out in Amasa, and visiting the guys at the Copper City Camp and the Bessolo camp in Lac La Belle.
He was an avid collector of many different “treasures”. Several treasures were often tinkered on in the garage fixing the small engines in them.
On January 27, 1962 he was united in marriage to June Rost in Calumet.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his son Nick, and brothers, Roger, Donald, and Roy.
He is survived by:
His loving wife: June of Copper City
His daughter: Marie (Larry) Butala of Negaunee
His son: Steve (Sherry) Peterson of Copper City
His grandchildren: Timmy (Lisa), Benji (Emilee), Jimmy (Brianna), Jake, Jared, Jake (Nikki), Serena (Trenton), Bill (Shelby), Steven, Breanna (Tristan), Amelia, and Penny.
His great grandchildren: Max, Eva, Lexi, Hank, Zoey, Thomas, Ace, Anistyn, Noah, and Dominick.
His brother: Paul (Betty) Peterson of Washington
His Sister: Cheryl (Jim) Gherna of Hancock
His sister-in-laws: June Peterson of Ahmeek
Gloria Peterson of Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Kathy (Herb) Leopold of Hancock
And numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A graveside service will be held in the spring in the Calvary Cemetery.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com
The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.