SUN CITY WEST - Ralph (PETE) Petersen, a 20 year resident of Sun City West, went to be with the Lord Jan. 4, 2013. He was born May 5, 1930 in Chicago, Ill. Pete was a 1955 graduate of Drake University in Iowa and served in the Navy. He moved to California and started his career with EM Jorgensen Steel Company and retired in 1991 as Product Tubing Manager. After a successful career built on integrity and dedication they retired in 1992 in Sun City West where they enjoyed playing tennis, golf and traveling together. He also enjoyed stained glass, was an active member of Prides for the first 8 years of retirement. He enjoyed golf with buddies at Trail Ridge. He is survived by his loving wife and soul-mate of 44 years, Cher; daughters, Renee and Stacy; son, Scott; five grandchildren; and two nieces. He was preceded in death of his loving sister, Dee. The celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 4, 2013 at Lord of Life, 13724 W. Meeker Blvd., S.C.W. AZ. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of AZ. or Banner Alzheimer's Research Institute.
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Published in NewsZapAZ on Jan. 16, 2013