September 21, 1929 ~ January 24, 2009
Karl Emery Peterson Jr., passed away Saturday, January 24, 2009. He was born September 21, 1929, in Nogales, Arizona and grew up there with his family on their cattle ranch. After high school he attended the University of Arizona and then was accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy graduating in 1954. After graduation he became an officer in the U. S. Marine Corps and married his wife Ann. They began a nomadic life living in Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, Utah and California where Karl worked in the aerospace industry.
In 1968, the Peterson family moved to Redondo Beach where Karl worked as a real estate broker until he retired. He enjoyed spending time with his children, coaching Little League, riding bikes, swimming, horseback riding, skiing, traveling, and walking the family dog "Lucky". He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his beloved wife Ann, sons Karl III, Richard, Edward, daughter Lynn, grandsons Kyle, Andrew, and sister Irene, nephew Chuck, niece Carol.
Private family services will be held at St. Cross Episcopal Church, Hermosa Beach, CA.
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