Eugene (Gene) Petersen Eugene (Gene) Petersen, 81, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2013, in Surprise, AZ surrounded by family. Born August 2, 1931, he graduated from Eastern Highschool in Lansing, MI in January of 1950. He married Patricia (Pat) on October 5, 1952 and they enjoyed a beautiful life together of 60 years. She survives. Of Kansas, he is survived by his son Rick (Patti) Petersen-Klein; of Arizona his daughter Deborah Piper (Jerry); and of Georgia, his son Craig (Tina). He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Chad, Jennifer, and Paula; 3 great-grand-children Dominic, Adriana, and Jenaya; and other loved ones, Philip, Derek, and Peter. His brother Alger preceded him in death. Gene served in the Navy Air Transport from 1951-55. He retired from General Motors in 1990 and moved with Pat to Arizona. A service to celebrate his life and faith was held on April 26, 2013, at 10 a.m. Memorial expressions may be made in Gene's name to the Crown of Life Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, 13131 Spanish Garden Dr., Sun City West, AZ 85375
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Apr. 26, 2013