We’ve Moved! 400 Hammond Road West

Charles "Pete" Peterson

April 12, 1944 - March 31, 2019
Traverse City, MI


An Informal gathering

Saturday, April 13, 2019
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Traverse City Life Story Funeral Home
Traverse City Location
400 Hammond Road West
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-9034

A brief Military Honors service will be held at 4pm.

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

VHPA Endowment
2100 N Highway 360; Suite 907
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
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Blossom Shop
1023 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-9470
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Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
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Lilies Of The Alley
227 E. State St - Alley
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 360-3620
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Premier Floral Design and Gift Emporium
800 Cottageview Dr., Ste 55
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 947-1167
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Life Story / Obituary


Charles (Pete) Raymond Peterson Jr., age 74 of Traverse City, died March 31, 2019.

Pete was born on April 12, 1944 in Atlantic City, NJ to Charles Raymond and Catherine Leavitt (Adams) Peterson.

A proud U.S Army Veteran, Charles earned the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and an Air Medal. He was a member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association.

Pete was an Engineer and in Sales with Ex-Cell-O, Cone Drive and Textron.

Pete enjoyed soaring, Westerns, crosswords, building models and trains, drinking coffee while mowing in 90 degree heat, and checking his eyelids for holes. He was a Hospice volunteer and always lending a helping hand to his kids and grandkids.

Pete is survived by his wife; Amy (Caslmon) Peterson; they were married on April 11, 2015 in Traverse City; brother, Robert Peterson; sister, Sue Monaghan; son, Charles (Chip) Peterson III; son, Jeffrey Peterson; daughters Lindsay Steffes and Kirsten Horton; grandchildren, Charlie, Will, Emily, Perrin, Rhett, Grant and Ema.

An informal gathering will be held from 3pm to 6pm, Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City, A brief Military service will be held at 4pm. Memorial contributions may be directed to Vietnam Helicopters Pilot Association. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family.