Peterson, Richard D.
Richard D. Peterson, 75, Green Bay, died Thursday, January 17, 2013. He was born January 16, 1938, in Shawano to Richard "Rich" W. and Gladys H. (Olson) Peterson.
Richard graduated from Shawano High School with the Class of 1956. On June 17, 1961, he married Joanne Johnson. Richard served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1961 as a B-47 mechanic with the 40th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, Strategic Air Command. He was stationed in San Antonio, TX; Topeka, KS; and Fairbanks, AK. Richard then worked at Fort Howard Paper Company, FMC, and for 30 years, for the City of Green Bay Street Department, retiring in 1998. He enjoyed his retirement, going to the Hammer Inn on State St., visiting with his friends and telling jokes.
Richard is survived by his wife, Joanne; his son, Richard "Rick" (Juani) Peterson, Rota, Spain; his grandchildren, Rick and Maria, Rota, Spain; Katie and David, Green Bay; his sister, Marlene Brown, and her children, Brad and Laura, Shawano, WI; brothers-in-law, James "Jim" (Sue) Johnson, Iron River, MI; Gary (Lee) Johnson, La Center, WA; sister-in-law, Bonnie (Gary) Gurnee, Shawano, WI; and their families; and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Lee and Peggy Johnson; a brother-in-law, Roger Brown; his sons, William "Bill" and Robert "Bob"; and his dog, Daisy.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home with Rev. Steven Fewell officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the City of Green Bay Emergency Services for their efforts, and to the staff of Bellin Hospital, particularly Kathryn, Dr. Munagala and Katie with Bellin Cardiology; and Jeff, and Dr. Chrystal from the VA.