Henry C. "Hank" Peterson
Hank Peterson, the son of former Mayor Gus A. Peterson and Svea Peterson, passed away on July 25, 2013 following a lengthy illness. He was born in Redlands on February 5, 1933, attending Kingsbury Elementary School and Redlands Junior High and Senior High School before enlisting in the USNG, 40th Division, Company "C", in 1950, serving in the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1953. He worked for General Electric for 21 years before retiring and opening his own sales and service appliance store in Redlands, operating it from 1978 to 1991.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda, of Redlands; his children, Viki R. Waggoner of Redlands and Douglas C. Peterson of New York; grandchildren, Kirsten Brink, Justin Waggoner and Kara Waggoner and their families; his sister, Selma Peterson of Redlands; 6 stepchildren, 16 step-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren.
Services have been scheduled at Riverside National Cemetery on Friday, August 9, 2013, at 1:15 p.m.
Published in Redlands Daily Facts on Aug. 4, 2013