Bruce C. Peterson
RAPID CITY | Bruce Charles Peterson, 75, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at the Naples Florida Community Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones.
Bruce was born on May 19, 1945 in Hot Springs. He was the son of Merle and Mildred (Anderson) Peterson. Bruce graduated from St. John's Military School in 1965. He married Fay Hershly in October of 1967. They lived, worked, and raised their two daughters in Rapid City, where Bruce served as a Chief Warrant Officer in the Army National Guard, 665th Maintenance Compony, and worked as an inspector in the Combined Support Maintenance Shop.
He is survived by his wife, Fay Peterson; his two daughters, Tara (Todd) Heinle and Tamara Hampton, all of Naples; and his grandchildren, Madison Hampton of Boston, MA, and Mason Hampton, stationed at Travis AFB, CA.
Bruce enjoyed life at every opportunity. He loved his Second Amendment rights, working on his classic cars, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren, which brought him to Naples as a snowbird.
Funeral services are being held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 15 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. A private family internment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
All are invited to a Celebration of Bruce's Life at 2:30 p.m. at Minerva's.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be directed to Black Hills Humane Society in Bruce's name -- https://www.hsbh.org/in-memoriam/.