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Thomas Fredrick Petersen, age 69, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at his home.

The son of Leslie F. & Florence (Crosbie) Petersen, he was born on November 11, 1943 in Spencer Township and was a graduate of Greenville High School.

Tom retired from the former Electrolux Home Products in Greenville after 40 years of service, had been a member of U.A.W. Local 137, and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, David Leslie Petersen.

Surviving are his son, David Edward Petersen of Greenville; three grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth Petersen, David Edward Petersen II, both of Fenwick, and Preston David Petersen of Greenville; and many special cousins and dear friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with his cousin, Virgil Packard, officiating. Honoring Tom’s wishes, no visitation will be held and burial will take privately at South Sidney Cemetery.

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  1. Anonymous on May 28, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Posted by: Tammy Vansconis

    So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. You and your children will be in my prayers. I have many fond memories of your Dad including him taking the hunters saftey class with us. Once again sorry for you loss.

    Posted by: Dave Petersen

    thank you all for your comments. my dad was a great man. worked 40 years at the shop and enjoyed 5 months of retirement. he had his accident and been in pain since. he was a great man. i couldnt ask for a better dad. he was always there for me no matter what till he died. thank u all. hes in a better place now.

    Posted by: Jack Kurnat
    I’m so sad to hear of Tom’s passing, rest in peace old friend.

    Posted by: Faith Lewis Priester
    Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your father and grandfather. I remember Tom from high school and graduated in the same class with him. I found him a very nice person and am saddened to learn of his death.

    Posted by: Diane Heether

    I am so sorry to read about the death of Tom. He was a great person to work in the Belding Plant. He was always so nice talking to him.RIP Tom

    Posted by: Cindy Hillman
    You and Preston have been so special to our family for so many years and have shared so many memories. Our hearts are very heavy. Your dad was a very special man. May he now rest in peace. We love you so very much brother!

    Marc, Cindy, Alexis and Bev


  2. Preston Petersen on September 22, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Love you grandpa, we all miss you

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