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Gustav Peterson, Sr.

Gus "Pete" Peterson of Poulsbo, WA died December 30, 2006 at Harrison Medical Center, Bremerton, WA. He was 62.

He was born June 8, 1944 in Auburn, WA. to Anton and Elizabeth (Pittman) Peterson.

February 9, 1963 in Vancouver, WA. he married Anita (Mingus) Peterson.

Gus graduated from Ft. Vancouver High School in Vancouver, WA. in 1962.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a Master Chief: received the Good Conduct Award(G6), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Expert Pistol Award, Battle "E" (Third), Navy Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, National Defense, and many other awards.

He served 27 years in the Navy - retiring in 1989.

Gus' Tractor and Mechanical - self employed for the past 10 years.

He was a member of Rocky Mt. Elk Foundation, Trout Unlimited, NRA, and many others.

He enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, spending time with family, anything outdoors in the mountains or on a stream.

Gus is survived by spouse - Anita (Mingus) Peterson of the Poulsbo, WA. family home; mother - Betty Peterson of Vancouver, WA.; son - Gus Peterson, Jr. (Jackie) of Port Orchard, WA.; daughters - Denise Frost (Marty) of Spanaway, WA., Erica Borden (Gary) of Graham, WA.; brother - Jerry Peterson (Debbie) of Charleston, S.C.; sisters - Donna Peterson of Vancouver, WA., Shirley Garrett Peterson of Vancouver, WA., Georgia Peterson of Spokane, Bonnie Womack of Vancouver, WA., 3 grandchildren (Ashley, Heather, Joshua Peterson); great-grandson (Skylar Jaymes - on the way); special friends/extended family: Sheridan Abbott, who reminded him that work was for people who didn't know how to fly fish.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 5, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Rill' Life Tribute Center in Port Orchard, WA.



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