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Robert Lamoine "Bob" Peterson
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1928
Smith County
Kansas, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 2012
Smith Center
Smith County
Kansas, USA

RURAL LEBANON, KS – Robert Lamoine Peterson, 83, was born September 5, 1928, at home near Bellaire, KS to Milo and Lucile Peterson. Surrounded by family, he went to be with his Lord March 8, 2012 at the Smith County Memorial Hospital in Smith Center, KS.

He grew up on the farm and attended grade school at Lone Star country school. He graduated from Smith Center High School in 1945.

He married the "light of his heart" Zelma Ryan, March 29, 1948 and began their life together on the farm north of Bellaire, KS. Their union was blessed with a son, Joel and six daughters Lana, Lisa, Lori, Lila, Leah, and Lyna. He and Zelma accepted Christ and were baptized at Womer Church where they attended and were active in serving the Lord until Womer closed and are now members of Thornburg Church.

They "lived their dream" out on the farm 63 years. They had a Grade A dairy 27 yrs. until 1976, also raised stock cattle and farmed. In recent years they enjoyed cattle by renting out their grass land.

Bob loved adventure and living to the fullest! Through the years they had many family vacations. First they roughed it camping and climbing mountains. In later years, they upgraded to a motor home…still with family. They also enjoyed being members of the Sod Busters Camper Club.

His lifelong passion for horses was passed down to each generation. He started buying and training Paint colts 13 years ago and that led to working Fridays at the Mankato Livestock Sale. The past four years he has lived vicariously by mentoring a grandson while training two horses to ride.

Bob lived his life in such a manner that others might see the love of Christ reflected through him. His desire was that all would come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his son Joel, brother Arden and sister-in-law JoAnn Peterson, sister-in-law Marilyn Ryan, son-in-law Mick Quinn, and great grandson Kaine.

Left to treasure his memory are his wife, Lyle & Lana Minner, KS; Ben & Lisa Bender, CO; Steve & Lori Siemsen, KS, Roger & Lila Bohrer, NE, Keith & Leah Meyer, NE; David & Lyna Mace, KS; 19 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brother-in-law Billy and his wife Colleen Ryan, brother-in-law Jim Ryan, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Dennis Lambert officiating.

Visitation will be held on Sunday March 11, 2012 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM at the Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary.

Burial will follow in the Cora-Cedar Hill Cemetery in Rural Lebanon, KS.

The family strongly requests memorial contributions be given to the Bob Peterson memorial fund to be designated later and can be sent in care of the mortuary.

Family links: 
  Milo Fay Peterson (1906 - 1979)
  Ella Lucile Brown Peterson (1908 - 1997)
  Robert Joel Peterson (1950 - 1970)*
  Robert Lamoine Peterson (1928 - 2012)
  Arden Dean Peterson (1931 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Smith County
Kansas, USA
Created by: KUfan
Record added: Mar 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86637616
Robert Lamoine Bob Peterson
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Robert Lamoine Bob Peterson
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Robert Lamoine Bob Peterson
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