Bruce C. Peterson
Kirk Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Rapid City, SD 57701

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 --

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Published by Rapid City Journal from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2021.
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So sorry for your loss. I never knew Bruce but I know he must have been a great dad as over years I did know his amazing daughter!
Kathy Beck
April 15, 2021
As a young man I spent hours and hours playing Army/Marines with Bruce. We were all over the hills in South Canyon. Some of the foxholes we dug to keep the "commies" at bay can still be seen on the Stevens High School campus. We always talked about serving in the military when we grew up. I lost contact with Bruce in our teen years but I am gratified that he too served his country as we talked about. Thanks Bruce for your service and the many hours we spent together oh so many years ago. Thanks for the memories. I never forgot those days. God bless. Colonel Retired, USA Kim J. Henningsen
Kim Henningsen
April 15, 2021
Sharing in your sadness as you remember Bruce. I´m sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I was saddened to hear of Bruce´s passing, he touched many lives and will be greatly missed. God does give us strength during this sad and difficult time.
Mary Hulce
April 15, 2021
I enjoyed many years of knowing and working with Bruce and I learned a lot from him. I am very sorry for your loss and thank you all for letting the rest of his Gaurd family share him with you.
Vince Hager
April 14, 2021