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Raymond Fred Petersen

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Raymond Fred Petersen

Indianapolis - Raymond Fred Petersen, passed away June 9, 2018. He was born August 23, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois to Louis and Emma Petersen. He attended Chicago public schools graduating from high school in 1946 after which he attended Illinois Institute of Technology for one year and Wright City Junior College for two years. On August 27, 1949 he married Charlotte Ann Munse in Chicago. He is survived by his wife, son David (wife Christine), in Greenwood, Indiana, daughter Nancy Petersen (partner Denise Smith), in Indianapolis, Indiana, six grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his great grandson, Shaun.

He was drafted into the Army on May 2, 1952 and honorably discharged on April 10, 1954. Resuming civilian life he and Charlotte moved to Urbana, Illinois where he enrolled in the University of Illinois graduating in January of 1957 with a BS in Industrial Engineering. Once again they moved, this time to Crawfordsville, Indiana.

He was registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana specializing in building mechanical systems design. He was also a Certified Plant Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager. His professional memberships included Life Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (2 terms as President of the Central Indiana Chapter), Life Member, American Institute of Plant Engineers, now known as Association of Facility Engineers(2 terms as Central Indiana Chapter President and 2 terms as Institute Group Director), Senior Member, Association of Energy Engineers(Charter Member and 2 term President of the Hoosier Chapter), Charter Member, Environmental Engineers and Managers Institute of AEE, American Society of Plumbing Engineers (4 terms as President of the Central Indiana Chapter) and two year member of the Steering Committee of The Indiana Mechanical Engineering and Contracting Exposition.

He was a fifty year member of Montgomery Lodge #50 F&AM and a member of Christ Lutheran Church, both in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

In accordance with his wishes, his body will be cremated and there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial gifts may be made to the Indiana Masonic Home.

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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 14, 2018
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