Ronald Lee Peterson of Bonne Terre, MO passed away in his home at the age of 83, on May 1, 2023. He was born on August 12, 1939 to the late Edward and Beatrice (Moses) Peterson. He was a member of Primrose Baptist Church in Bonne Terre.
He was preceded in death by his late wife of 59 years, Earlene (Lore) Peterson; his is in-laws, Earl and Alma (Hammers) Lore and brother in-law, David Lore.
He is survived by two sons, Earl (Missy) Peterson and Jonathan (Tammy) Peterson; four grandkids, Courtney (Nathan) Patterson, Christopher Peterson, Ashley (Jeremy) Clay, Nathan (Kayla) Peterson; great-grandkids, Caden, Braden, Chaelyn Patterson, Karley and Miles Peterson, Madison and Sadie Clay, and Wyatt, Whitley, and Westin Peterson; two brothers, Larry (the late Betsy) Peterson and Leon (Mary Ellen) Peterson; sister in-law, Judy Lore. Many nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
He was owner/operator of Peterson Welding, formally known as Mineral Area Welding, from 1968-2000. He continued in that line of work, for fun, until this last year. He enjoyed traveling, playing music with family and friends, hunting, and fishing, amongst many other things. We honor Ron and thank him for his time in the military.
Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 from 2:00 PM until time of service of 3:00 PM with Rev. Randy Murphy officiating. Burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Leadington.