Petersen, age 99 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Thursday, September 10,
He was born on
December 8, 1920, in Chicago, IL, to Peter and Hazel (Coleman) Petersen.
Walter is survived
by his two sons, Robert (Kathleen) Petersen of Galena, IL, Thomas (Sharon)
Petersen of Rincon, GA; two granddaughters, Heather (Kris) Woods, Lisa
(Michael ) Wilson; two grandsons, Robert (Zandra) Petersen, Kenneth John
(Leah) Petersen; two great-grandsons, Ian Woods and Mecani Petersen; four
great-granddaughters, Lily Woods, Bailee Wilson, Courtney Petersen, Shelby
Wilson; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
He was preceded in
death by his loving wife of 69 years, Alice (Earley) Petersen; his parents,
Peter and Hazel Petersen; two brothers, George Petersen and William
Petersen; and two sisters, Margaret and Doris.
Walter was a United
States Army Veteran and served in the 35th Infantry Division of Patton’s 3rd
Army. Walter entered the European Theatre of Operations in June of 1944 and
served there until October of 1945. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic
Church in Chesterton and retired as a Roller from ArcelorMittal following
many years of service.
would like to extend their deep, heartfelt thanks to the staff of Addison
Point Health and Rehabilitation Center in Chesterton, as well as the nurses
and staff of Dunes Hospice, for the amazing care they showed to Walter.
Memorial Mass for
Walter will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020, at St.
Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Fr.
John Plavcan officiating. Due to COVID restrictions, attendance at mass will
be limited and masks or facial coverings are required for entry into the
Walter will be
interred at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Chesterton immediately
In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, Chesterton,
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