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Old 10-28-2006, 08:45 PM
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LtCol Robert W. "Pete" Petersen USMC (ret), 82, Eugene, WA

The inurnment service will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash., for Robert W. "Pete" Petersen of Eugene, who died Sept. 21 of age-related causes at age 82.

He was born July 31, 1924, in Enumclaw, Wash., to Peter and Ingrid Ronnei Petersen. He married Barbara Forsbeck on Sept. 30, 1966, in Thailand. She died Jan. 16, 2005.

He served in the Marine Corps from 1943 to 1984, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. He received numerous medals, among them the Distinguished Flying Cross and World War II and Korea air medals. He also worked as a bush pilot in Alaska and as a pilot for Air America and owned a cabinet making business.

Survivors include a daughter, Christine Deveraux of Eugene; two sons, Robert of Enumclaw and Ronald of Anchorage; three stepdaughters, Karla Forsbeck of Port Angeles, Wash., Donna Isadore of Eugene and Barbara Beley of Coos Bay; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A stepson, Jack Forsbeck, died in 2006.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.
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