Peterson, 92 of Chesterton, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2020.
He was born
February 19, 1928, in Gary, IN, to Emil and Mildred (Johnson) Peterson.
Forrest was a US
Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and graduated from Valparaiso University
with a mechanical engineering degree. He worked at US Steel for 31 years,
retiring as a supervisor. Forrest was a member of Christ Lutheran Church,
Valparaiso and the Calumet Lodge No. 379 F. & A.M. While a resident at Pines
Village, Valparaiso he went with the Pines Veterans on the Tour of Duty trip
in October 2007.
On August 20, 1955,
Forrest married Margaret Downey who survives along with their children, Mary
(David) Mosher of Valparaiso and Robert (Michelle) Peterson of Sevierville,
TN; grandchildren, Kari (Adam) Williams and Natasha Mosher and Robert and
Steve Peterson; and great granddaughters, Taya and Lily Williams , and Baby
Williams due March 2021.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; granddaughter, Kristina Mosher; and a sister and a
A private family
funeral service was held with burial at Angelcrest Cemetery, Valparaiso.
A Celebration of
Life will be held at a later date.
Home, Valparaiso entrusted with arrangements.