MANITOWOC, Wis. - Paul K. Peterson, age 67, a resident of Manitowoc, Wis., passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.
Paul was born Dec. 26, 1944, in Calumet to the late Raymond and Helen Hilden Peterson. He graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1962 and from Michigan Tech University in 1974.
On July 8, 1967, Paul married Christina Werner in Calumet. In 1975, Paul and his family moved to Manitowoc.
Paul was employed with Manitowoc Company as a Computer Systems Analyst and retired in 2002. He was proud of his Finnish heritage. He loved living in the U.P. and considered himself a displaced Yooper. He was a writer, artist, storyteller and nature lover. Gardening and cooking were two of Paul's passions, but the true joys of his life were his five grandsons.
Survivors include Paul's wife of 45 years, Christina "Chris" Peterson; daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Paul Simonar of Manitowoc; five beloved grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Daniel, David and John; sister, Patricia Mallgren of Menominee, Mich.; and also, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and two sisters.
The family will greet relatives and friends on Wed., Oct. 10, in the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until time of the memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Deacon Rich Bahnaman will officiate and burial of Paul's cremated remains will take place in Upper Michigan next summer.
Online condolences may be sent to harriganparksidefuneralhome.com.
The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home on N. 11th and St. Clair streets in Manitowoc is assisting the family with arrangements.