MONROE TOWNSHIP — Edward S. Peterson, age 87, of Monroe Township, Ohio, died unexpectedly Monday evening, April 1, 2013, at UH Conneaut Medical Center of an apparent coronary.
He was born March 1, 1926, in Union City, Pa., the son of Cyrus Samuel and Nettie (Ploss) Peterson. A 1944 graduate of Springfield, Pa., High School, Ed served in the U.S. Navy in the Far East during World War II.
He was a foreman at The Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Company for 34 years. A lifelong area resident, Ed was a life member of the V.F.W. and enjoyed hunting and bowling. In his younger years, he played baseball and had actually gotten a hit off Bob Feller. He also played basketball for Springfield in the Conneaut City League.
He raised turkeys, chickens, geese, hogs, and beef cattle on his farm, and enjoyed going to the Meadville Sale Barn.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne S. (Wheeler) whom he married August 26, 1947; his daughter, Robin (Barry) Cowher of East Springfield, Pa.; two sons, Frank K. Peterson Sr. of Springboro, Pa. and Fred (Nancy) Peterson of Conneaut, Ohio; an adopted son, Darrell Peterson; his brother, Harold “Pete” Peterson of Perry, Ohio; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and more distant relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Starr Krueger; his grandchildren, Eddie Krueger and Tammy Henderson; his sister, Hattie; two brothers, Alden and Samuel; and his foster son, Dennis Brothers.
Funeral Services will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6th, at MARCY FUNERAL HOME, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio, with the Rev. Les Bolen, of Kelloggsville Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will be in East Conneaut Cemetery where the American Legion Cowle Post #151 will provide Military Honors.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation of America, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6062, Albert Lea, Minn. 56007-6662.Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Please sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.