Kenneth “Ken" Lee Petersen, age 75, of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center, Edwardsville, IL. Ken was born September 1, 1942 in Manchester, Connecticut, a son of the late Raymond and Callista (Bottomly) Petersen.
Ken was a United States Marine who proudly served his country. On May 5, 1963, Ken married Pauline Peterson, the love of his life, in Hooperston, IL. He was the owner of Direct Response Services for many years. Ken was a member of the Marine Corps League, South St. Louis Detachment #183. He was also very active with the color guard and honor guard at the Marine Corps League. Ken was an outdoorsman and he enjoyed hiking. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren, whom he adored. Ken loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family.
In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorraine Troutman and Phyllis Smith.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Pauline Petersen of Glen Carbon, IL; loving children, Rhonda (Anthony) Hausmann of Collinsville, IL and Brett (Michelle) Petersen of Monooka, IL; proud grandfather to Alex Hausmann, Danielle Hausmann and Lillian Petersen; sister, Meridith of Indianapolis, IN; extended family and many friends.
In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date at the Marine Corps League, South St. Louis Detachment #183.
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