Ronald Luther “Ronnie” Peterson

Ronald Luther “Ronnie” Peterson

Ronald Luther “Ronnie” Peterson, age 74, of Mineral Point, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center.

Ronnie was born on June 5, 1940 in Dodgeville to C. Samuel and Hilda (Olson) Peterson. He married the former Judy Krohn of Potosi on June 23, 1962. Together they raised three children before divorcing in 1982.

Ronnie worked as an upholsterer for many years. He was proud of having upholstered Governor Schriber’s leather chair, the Oscar Mayer Theater seats and Dodgeville’s Culver and Pizza Hut restaurants. He was a devoted member of Gideons International. He recently generously donated 500 bibles to be sent to Africa. His greatest joy came from his music and his #1 bucket list goal was accomplished when he recorded his Gospel CD in Nashville. His music has been distributed worldwide.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Bobby; his grandson, Benjamin; his brother, Robert; a niece, Julie Trevorrow; two brothers-in-law, James Ladd and Joseph Andro; his stepfather, Charlie Pelanek; a half-brother, Steven Pelanek and an uncle Bill Holman.

Ronnie is survived by his daughter, Angela (Ed) Weitzel of Madison; his son, Rodney (Sherrie) Peterson of Boca Raton, FL; four grandchildren, William Bower; Brianna Bower; Gina Weitzel and Jonathan Peterson; a great grandson, Liam Bower; his former wife, Judy (Larry) Ames of Platteville; five sisters, Mary Ellen Ladd of Dodgeville; Betty Andro of Madison; Gloria (John) Trevorrow of Texas; Dianne (Dan) Mingione of Dodgeville and Sonja (Ronald) Chamberlain, of Anoka, MN; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home in Dodgeville with Rev. Stephen Stauffacher officiating. Burial will be in the Otter Creek Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and on Monday after 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Gideons International would be greatly appreciated.