Roy Edwin Peterson, age 91, died November 14, 2013 in LaPorte, Ind.
He was born December 25, 1921 in Porter, Ind., to Frank and Amanda Peterson.
He married Corrine Peterson, also of Chesterton, and they recently
celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.
He is survived by his loving wife Corrine, three daughters; Ryne Peterson
Gust of Chesterton, Lisa (David) Sellers of Amherst, Ohio, and Mandi (John)
Cornett of LaPorte; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is
also survived by his sister, Marie Kluth, sister-in-law, Millie Peterson and
numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his siblings; Helen Wahl, Robert Peterson, Fran
Morrison, Paul Peterson, Grace Dolk, and one granddaughter, Jennifer Leigh
A lifelong resident of Chesterton, he graduated from CHS in 1939. He served
as Chief Petty Officer in the United States Coast Guard during World War II.
As owner and operator of Roy Peterson Builders, he was widely known in the
community for his custom built homes, often times doing business on a
handshake alone. He had a strong love of music and spent many years singing
in a barber shop chorus in Michigan City. Roy, as a follower of Jesus
Christ, was a member of Liberty Bible Church where he served as a board
member, sang in the church choir and volunteered often in his later years at
the church office.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 17th from 3-7 p.m. at
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton, (219) 926-1309.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 18, at 2 p.m. at Liberty
Bible Church, 824 North Calumet Ave., Chesterton, with burial following at
Donations In memory of Roy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or
Liberty Bible Church missionary fund.