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Roy Edwin Peterson

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  • "Dear Corinne and family, We remember Roy for loving the..."

ROY EDWIN PETERSON CHESTERTON, IN
Roy Edwin Peterson, age 91, went to be with The Lord on November 14, 2013 in LaPorte, IN. He was born December 25, 1921 in Porter, IN to Frank and Amanda Peterson. A lifelong resident of Chesterton, Roy graduated from Chesterton H.S. in 1939. He served as Chief Petty Officer in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. Roy married Corrine Peterson, also of Chesterton; they recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Roy is survived by his loving wife, Corrine; three daughters: Ryne Peterson Gust of Chesterton, Lisa (David) Sellers of Amherst, OH, and Mandi (John) Cornett of LaPorte; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Marie Kluth; sister-in-law, Millie Peterson; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Helen Wahl, Robert Peterson, Fran Morrison, Paul Peterson, and Grace Dolk; and one granddaughter, Jennifer Leigh Sellers. As owner and operator of Roy Peterson Builders, Roy was widely known in the community for his custom built homes, often times doing business on a handshake alone. He had a strong love of music and spent many years singing in a barber shop chorus in Michigan City. Roy, as a follower of Jesus Christ, was a member of Liberty Bible Church where he served as a board member, sang in the church choir, and volunteered often in his later years at the church office. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 3:00-7:00 PM at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton, (219) 926-1309. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Liberty Bible Church, 824 North Calumet Ave., Chesterton, with burial following at Chesterton Cemetery. In memory of Roy, donations may be made to the or Liberty Bible Church missionary fund.

Published in The Times on Nov. 16, 2013
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