THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Ralph E. Peterson
Issue Date: August 9, 2018
Ralph E. Peterson, 92, of Marinette, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Bay Area Medical Center. He was born July 6, 1926 in Menominee, Mich., the son of B. Emil and Edith (nee Carlson) Peterson. He was a graduate of Menominee High School, Class of 1944 and a 1954 graduate of Lawrence University in Appleton.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the United States Navy Air Corps. He married the former Joan Sullivan on Oct. 7, 1950 in Menominee.
He had first worked as Manager of Manufacturing Engineering for Signal Electric Division of King Seeley Corp. and later as Purchasing Manager for The Ansul Company of Marinette. He retired in 1987 after many years as a Circuit Instructor of Management and Supervisory courses for the State of Wisconsin VTAE Consortium of Madison and the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin.
Active in the community, Ralph was a life member of both the Marinette and Menominee Historical Societies, had served on the Boards of Directors for both organization and as president of the Marinette Society. He was also a member of Marinette Elks Lodge 1313, the VFW, the Model T Club and Pioneer Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by a brother, Curtis Peterson (wife, Lu) of White Bear Lake, Minn.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend and helper, Gail Crissinger and family.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Edith Peterson; his wife, Joan Sullivan Peterson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Matt and Florence J. Sullivan; and a sister, Lucille Peterson.
Friends may call at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Ave. in Marinette, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jon Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ralph's name to the charity of your choice are preferred.
Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home is assisting the family.