Robert Leroy Peterson, 82, of Kimball, SD passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at his home. Memorial Services are 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Kimball Protestant Parish. A Committal Service will follow at Kimball Community Cemetery.
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Robert Leroy Peterson was born on August 30, 1936 to Arthur and Angeline (Sleeter) Peterson in Jackson County, Wisconsin. He attended Fairchild School in Wisconsin and was married to Virginia Olson in 1957. Bob began his career in farming, had a job with a lumber mill in Idaho, worked road construction, was a school janitor, ran a bingo hall and was employed in lawn care.
On April 18, 1969 Bob was united in marriage to Rose Lena “Neeny” Foltz in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. His love for the outdoors was evident in the plentiful vegetable gardens he grew and shared with everyone. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.
Grateful for having shared in Bob’s life: his three children: Everett (Lois) Peterson of Milwaukee, WI, Della Peterson (Terry Kilroy) of Alma Center, WI and Shawn (Ron) Linberg of Hixton, WI; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters: Lois Johnson of Black River Falls, WI and Judy Massen of White Hall, WI; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Neeny (Sept. 24, 2009); a son, Jerry Peterson; three grandchildren; his parents; eight siblings; and a step-son, Kent Foltz.
In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials in Bob’s honor may be directed to: Kimball Senior Center, PO Box 255, Kimball, SD 57355 or AseraCare Hospice, 528 N. Sycamore Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57110.