Robert H. “Bob” Peterson, 91, of Granite City, passed away at 7:32 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
He was born Sept. 22, 1923, in Eureka, Mo., a son of the late Andy and Arizona (Kissinger) Peterson. He married Thelma M. (Barnett) Peterson on Aug. 8, 1952, and she passed away in February 2002. He later married Lois J. (Gregory) Adams Peterson on Jan. 29, 2005, and she survives.
He retired as a quality control supervisor in 1984 after more than 30 years of service with Concalco and Dow Chemical in Madison. He was a dedicated and faithful member of Third Baptist Church in Granite City, where he had served as a deacon and served as the treasurer for 25 years. He enjoyed his days of playing golf, was a true sports enthusiast and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four stepchildren and their spouses, Dr. Michael J. and Diann Adams of St. Charles, Mo., Cindy and Gary Grandidier of Granite City, Lori and Greg Stevens of Edwardsville and Liz and Tom Biewald of Granite City; 13 grandchildren, Jeremy, Scott, Ryan, Jared, Jason, Derek, Stephen, Adam, Ian, Sarah, Zachary, Dylan and Caroline; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Helen and George Cook of Granite City; two special nieces, Donna Kopitsky and Deana Peterson; many other nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ruby, Clinton and Jesse Peterson; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Durrell and Sue Barnett.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at Third Baptist Church, 2601 Grand Avenue in Granite City on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Powell officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to Third Baptist Church or to the Granite City A.P.A. and may be accepted at the funeral home, www.irwinchapel.com.