Arthur A. Petersen
1926 - 2021
BORN
1926
DIED
2021
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Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd.
Racine, WI 53403

Arthur A. Petersen

May 9, 1926 – May 12, 2021

RACINE – Arthur A. Petersen, 95, died peacefully at home two days after his 95 birthday on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. He was born in Racine on May 9, 1926, son of the late Anton and Anine (Nee: Jensen) Petersen.

Art was united in marriage to Julia (Julie/Judy) Hachikian, on November 4, 1983, at St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church in Racine.

He proudly and faithfully served his country in the United States Army in the Pacific Theatre during World War II -- in foxholes in the Philippines and on the shores of Japan with the 25th Infantry Division. Art worked for S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. for over 36 years until his retirement in 1983. In his leisure, he was an avid golfer and a member of Meadowbrook Country Club for nearly 40 years. There he perfected the game of Liar's Dice, post golf, with Eldon, Jack, Bob, Russ, Ed, and Harry, to name a few. But he couldn't wait to be able to downhill ski in the winter. He and Julie, enjoyed many ski trips out west to Colorado, Utah and Idaho. Art was a meticulous gardener and spent hours working on his yard. During his work life, he also owned and operated Mr. Donut and later opened Donuts, Donuts, Donuts. Over the years, people would hail him as "Mr. Donut" and remind him that they had worked for him during their youth.

Art leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of over 37 years, Julie Hachikian of Racine; grandson, Adam Gilboy of Racine; sister, Helen Taylor of Racine; sisters-in-law: Alice Garoukian of Racine, Sandy (John) Engel of Madison, WI; brothers-in-law: Harold Windler of Milwaukee, John (Virginia) Hachikian of Atlanta, GA; Ralph Miller of Racine; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.

In addition to his parents, Art was preceded in death by his first wife, Hallie (Miller) Petersen; son, Tod S. Petersen; sister, Betty Windler; brothers-in-law: Zachary Taylor, and Mikael Garoukian.

A funeral service will be held for Art on Friday, May 21, 2021, at 11:30 a.m., at St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 4605 Erie Street, with Rev. Avedis Kalayjian officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Private burial will take place at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove on a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mesrob Armenian Church.

DRAEGER-LANGENDORF

FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY

4600 COUNTY LINE ROAD,

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI 53403

262-552-9000

www.draeger-langendorf.com



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Published by Racine Journal Times on May 16, 2021.
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St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church
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21
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Dear Julie, Sending our sincere condolences and much love.
Patricia and Wayne Hansen
May 18, 2021
Art was one of the nicest, kindest men I ever knew. He always had the most welcoming smile on his face. He was always willing to help where ever needed. He was one of God's Angels on earth, he just returned home. RIP sweet angel.
Jeanette LeBon-Lipari
May 18, 2021
Julie, I´m so sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Lorna Phillips
May 17, 2021
When ever I saw Art he was always smiling. He and Phil Uebe came to my home on Wright Avenue to wax on my kitchen floor, I loved it because I was not allowed to wash it in between waxes,. Those two men were so pleasant and fun to talk to. Good memories.
Hazel Dickfoss
May 17, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss Julie, but many years of memories
Judi Wagner
May 16, 2021
Will be missed at table 26, Panera ¡¡
John Neuenfeld
May 16, 2021