David O. Peterson
January 30, 1935 - March 14, 2023

Born to Eternal Life on March 14, 2023 at the age of 88.  Beloved husband of Mary for 62 years.  Loving father of Chris (Dawn), John (Charleen), Mark (Shelly) and Ann Marie (Tony Wright).  Dear grandpa of 7 and great grandpa of 1.  Brother of Sara (Rem) Kohrt and Barbara Pashek.  Further survived by other relatives and friends. 

Visitation on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 2750 W. Mequon Road, Mequon from 10 AM until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lumen Christi Catholic Church appreciated. 

Dave was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota to Oscar & Marcella M. (Sullivan) Peterson. He was the brother to Sarah (Rem) Kohrt and Barbera (Phil) Pashek.

In the early years of marriage Dave and Mary traveled all over the United States building Minute Man Missile Bases with American Bridge in a mobile home; settling first in Muncie, Indiana then Mequon, Wisconsin.

A not so well-known fact about Dave was that while attending South Dakota State University earning his Civil Engineering Degree he also was competing in the 3000-meter dash setting a state record for many years and even going to the Olympic Trials.

In his free time Dave enjoyed playing racquetball at the YMCA, running marathons, playing chess with his grandchildren, watching sports especially the Green Bay Packers! Mary and Dave were season ticket holders for the Brewers and enjoying heading out to the ballgame!

They spent many evenings socializing at their favorite restaurant Ferrante’s making life-long friends. Dave was known for his dry wit and sarcastic humor making everyone smile and laugh :)