Robert Andrew Petersen

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Robert Andrew Petersen

Newton, Cache County, Utah, USA
Death 6 Apr 2014 (aged 84)
Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, USA
Burial Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 127624204 · View Source
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Robert Petersen, 84 years of age of Missoula, Montana passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the Jones & Casey Funeral Home of Salmon, Idaho. Burial was in the Salmon Cemetery with Military Honors by the American Legion Lloyd Shaw Post #67 and the Idaho Honor Guard. Memorial contributions in Bob’s honor can be made in the form of a donation to the NRA.

Bob was born on February 10, 1930 in Newton, Utah to Christian and Elizabeth Petersen. He was the youngest of 8 children. He grew up and attended school in Utah where he graduated from High School in Smithfield. Bob served in the Army for two years where he was a member of the Rifle Team during WWII.

Upon discharge from the Army, Bob returned home to Utah. In 1954, Bob moved to Missoula, Montana and he continued to call this area home for the remainder of his life. Bob loved Montana and had a passion for hunting and the great outdoors. Bob devoted his life to his farm and the buying and selling of cattle. Bob continued to buy and sell cattle until late 2013 when his health would no longer allow him to do so.

On December 16, 1980, Bob married Coral Brown and they spent a wonderful 33 years together living in Frenchtown and Missoula, Montana where they enjoyed spending time together doing just about anything.

Bob will be especially remembered for his hard work and dedication to his work and his family. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family and was very proud of his children and grandchildren. Bob will be missed by his family, friends, members of the Frenchtown farming community and everyone that he knew in the cattle market. And of course, nobody will ever be able to forget his stunning smile.

Bob is survived by his wife Coral Petersen of Missoula, Montana; brother Edward Petersen of Utah; children; Debbie (George) Thomas of Portland, Oregon, Angela (Todd) Smith of Las Vegas, Nevada, Sandra (Bob) Barrett of Salmon, Idaho, Jeff (Buffy) Walchli of Shelley, Idaho and Lisa (Mike Mostad) Miller of Missoula, Montana. Bob was the proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father Christian Petersen, mother Elizabeth Petersen, his brothers: Vance, Ivan, Don and Jim Petersen; sisters: Martha and Letha and son Dan Petersen.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Andrew Petersen (10 Feb 1930–6 Apr 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 127624204, citing City Cemetery, Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Kelly Howell (contributor 47798985) .