James C. Peterson age 83 years of Gary, Indiana passed away July 12, 2018 at Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis, IN). He was a retired chef at Lutheran General Hospital. Preceded in death by parents Harvey and Bertha Peterson. He leaves to cherish fond memories: loving wife Thelma Peterson; Daughter Cherrie Peterson; 2 grandchildren Tamika & Mr. & Mrs. Levan Carter; Brothers Johnny, Harvey Jr., Claude, Charles and Alton Peterson; Sisters Willie (Ulyses), Dorothy, Lastarza, Barbara, Maxine( George), Jimmy (Cathy), Claudia, Sandra, Linda (Timothy), Terry (Rozeni); 6 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 9 to 11:00 a.m. Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Gary, IN Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery.