Ronald "Ron" L. Peterson

August 12, 1939 ~ May 1, 2023

Born in: Bonne Terre, MO
Resided in: Bonne Terre, MO

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.


Visitation: Wednesday, May 3, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Boyer Funeral Home Bonne Terre
313 Benham
Bonne Terre, MO 63628

Funeral Service: Wednesday, May 3, 2023
3:00 pm

Boyer Funeral Home Bonne Terre
313 Benham
Bonne Terre, MO 63628

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  1. Earl and Missy, so sorry to hear about Ronnie’s passing. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Tina (Puckett) Dugan

    • Candle 2My thoughts and prayers are with the Peterson family,May he RIP,Fly High with the Angels

  2. Earl and Missy, Joh and Tammy
    I have so many memories of Ron. Fun at the house there in Bonne Terre, swimming in the pool, etc. . Just hanging out together with your family. One time we were standing on the back deck and Jon threw a cat at me and it hung its claws in my chest and drew blood. I even worked for Ron once. I took a load of aluminum railing to Kansas City on my pick up to have it anodized for a job he was doing. Just want you all to know that I have cherished memories of times with your family. Prayers for all of you during this time.

  3. Candle 5So sorry for your loss. I have a lot of wonderful memories at Timberline with your family.

  4. Candle 2You all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ronnie was a dear friend and mentor for both my father, Ron Cook and my husband, Larry Boyer
    He was an admirable knowledgeable man and he will be missed

    Larry and Allison Boyer and family
    Patty Cook Pense

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