Forest Robert Peterson, 89, of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 8:33 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.
Private family services will be January 18, 2012. Father Nicholas Reid will officiate. Burial with Full Military Honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at Grand View Burial Park.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Mr. Peterson was born February 9, 1923, in Platte County, Missouri to Clyde H. and Grace J. Groom Peterson.
He was married to Ellen M. Watson on September 5, 1951, in Rolla, Missouri. She survives.
Other survivors include 2 daughters: Terri J. Ghanti of Hannibal, MO; Karen P. Flanagan of Madison, Alabama; 1 sister: Mary M. Hunsaker of Elizabethtown, NC; 1 grandson: Timothy David Burkett.
He is preceded in death by his parents and 1 son, Tim Peterson.
Mr. Peterson was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. He worked as a maintenance engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation, retiring in 1985 after 34 years. Mr. Peterson was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com
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Updated Jan. 15, 2013 @ 6:10 pm
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