ALMONT (PETE) VERNON PETERSON

Almont (Pete) Vernon Peterson, 84, of San Diego, peacefully passed away on March 6, 2013, after a lengthy illness.

Born and raised in Colfax, Wisconsin, the son of the late Alfred and Vernice (Madison) Peterson, he was the youngest of five children.  In 1948, he married his hometown sweetheart, Sybil (Anderson) in the Holden Lutheran Church, in Colfax.  Seven years later he moved his young family to San Diego, California, and became a successful businessman, owning the Chevron Station in Bird Rock, La Jolla, California, until his retirement in 1991.

Pete loved to spend time with his family and friends. He was a great role model for his loved ones. He was an avid golfer, a skilled bridge player, and he enjoyed many road trips.  Pete was an active member of the Clairemont Lutheran Church and the San Diego Elks Lodge 168, until his health declined.

Pete was preceded in death by his wife, Sybil, and his sister Helen Bilbrey.  He is survived by his sons, John (Jeanie) Peterson, of Coronado, California; David (Phyllis) Peterson, of Temecula, California, and Paul (Betty) Peterson of Eagle, Idaho; grandchildren, Aaron Peterson of Oceanside, California, Shawn (Becky) Peterson of Carlsbad, California, Phillip Peterson of Temecula, California, and Brad Peterson and Tara Peterson of Eagle, Idaho; sisters, Erma Peterson of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Beatrice Koski of Chicago, Illinois, and Verna McCabe of Bethesda, Maryland.

A private service is planned.  Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.