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Joseph R. Peterson

April 21, 1954- May 17, 2020

  • Obituary

    Peterson, Joseph R. of Wyandotte. May 17, 2020. Age 66. Beloved husband of Janice. Loving father of Joseph and Matthew (Michelle) Peterson. Dear brother of Phillip Jones, Paul Jones, Debra Phillips, Carl Peterson, Jackie Peterson, Barbara Sommerton, and David Peterson. Proud grandfather of Ashley, Shelby and Noel. Joseph was the City of Wyandotte's Mayor as well as a member of the Usher's and Holy Name Club of Our Lady of the Scapular, VFW Post #1136, American Legion Post #217, PLAV Post #7, Disabled American Veterans, Wyandotte K of C 3rd Degree and was a proud Vietnam Veteran of America. A Memorial Service in Mayor Peterson's honor will be held at a later date. Mayor Peterson will be deeply missed by many.


Immediate Cremation

0 Replies to “Joseph R. Peterson”

  1. MPO

    The world lost an icon. We all lost a best friend. His Family lost their world. My heart is sad and no one will ever be able to take his place, that special place that he held in the hearts of all who knew him. A true Icon that walked amongst us. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Janice and his Sons, and Grandchildren who he loved so much. He truly was a Mayor's Mayor.

    Mayor Patricia Odette
  2. BS

    My brother Joey was a wonderful, loving, caring and awesome person. He always made sure that everyone he came into contact with was greeted with a smile and always had something good to say. My husband, Bob and myself will miss him so much. He will forever remain in our hearts and thoughts. Never to be forgotten. Love to brother! Bob and Barbara Somerton

    Barbara Somerton
  3. JT

    Thank you Mayor Joe! A life of service to family, friends, residents and to the country. You welcomed me to Wyandotte with a kindness and joy. You lived, loved, and laughed with a genuine enthusiasm for those in your presence. "Joe" stories will be endless. I'm holding on to my last "Joe Buck" as reminder of you. May your family find comfort in the knowing of your care, their tears turn to laughter in due time, their hearts beat with pride with the legacy you leave us all with. We have the watch from here.

    John Truitt
  4. JA

    gonna miss you so much Joe ,you were like a second father to me and I know your in heaven smiling down on us .

    Johnny Adkins
  5. BS

    Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel. Joey will light up everyone’s heart. Our parents Jack and Marie and our brother Phillip missed Joey and now they are together. When you look up to the sky and see a bright star, that will be Joey. Miss and love you brother. Love, Barbara

    Barbara Somerton
  6. GG

    Heartfelt sympathy to the family. Prayers for peace and comfort. May he Rest In Peace.

    Gail Gay
  7. JALS

    Rest in peace, my cousin. So many accomplishments. What a fantastic ride it was. You're in our hearts forever. Love you , Peanut

    Joe and Linda Scalise
  8. JK

    Michele and I are heartbroken from the passing of my cousin Joe. He gave so much and expected very little back. He was deeply loved by my wife and myself and my children. Joe was always tough when he needed to be, but had a heart of gold, especially in helping others. He truly loved his family and the city of Wyandotte. I have so many memories of watching Joe grow as a kid to an outstanding adult who served so many. There are so many things that I admire Joe for, but the most is what a deep caring person he was. There are not enough words to express what Joe means to me and my family. His life was too short, but it was a life well lived. He is a Hero in many respects. My family and I send our Love, thoughts , and prayers to Janice, Joe Jr., Matt and his family and his brothers and sisters, my cousins, Paul, Debbie, Carl, Barbra, Jackie and David. We love you Joe, I will miss you greatly, and may you rest in peace in the Kingdom of God. Joe Klimas 111

    Joseph Klimas
  9. JK

    Michele and I are heartbroken from the passing of my cousin Joey. You meant so much to so many and you will live in our hearts forever. Such tremendous accomplishments and so many well deserved honors. I have many memories of watching you grow as a kid and into the special adult you became. My wife and children and myself will be forever grateful for you being a part of our life. Your life was much too short, but it was a life well lived. You made a difference to so many. Thank you Joey for all you were and the example that you set for us to carry on with. Our Love, thoughts, and prayers are sent to Janice, Joe Jr, Matt, Shelly and the girls and also to his brothers and sisters, my cousins, Paul, Debbie,Carl, Barbra, David and Jackie. We love you Joey and may you rest in peace in God's Kingdom of Heaven. I will miss you greatly. Joe Klimas 111

    Joseph Klimas
  10. TM

    You were a great friend, and a awesome Mayor with the biggest heart.Things sure won't be the same without you We lost such a great soul, God gained a awesome angel. you were the best ❤ Mr . Mrs Milewski

    tina milewski
  11. LB

    My condolences to family and friends. I met Joe at one of the Mt Carmel Festivals through my father, Hank Malicki. Joe was a such a friendly man and I know he had so many friends. He loved his Wyandotte and will be missed by so many. God Bless him!

    Lorraine Bucki
  12. CP

    Joe is going to be missed more than any of us can guess. He probably never realized how much he meant to so many. We all should take lessons from Joe. Such a down-to-earth and fun-loving kind of individual. He brought a smile the moment he entered a room. Rest in peace dear friend!

    Carol Parker
  13. LH

    This man will always be the king of Wyandotte. He was so many things too everyone in this city We for sure lost our heart and glue. But gained one heck of a guardian angel. My prayers and love too all

    Lisa Hall
  14. BT

    Joe Peterson was an awesome Mayor of Wyandotte, who took great pride and did so much for our community! We will certainly miss you!!

    Betty Tyson
  15. KW

    Mayor Joe. A man’s man. A father’s father. A friend’s friend. The ultimate people’s person. Joe was a loyal friend and I was proud to know him. I was honored to have been a small part of life. He was an icon and there will never be another like him. May he forever rest in peace.

    Kym Worthy
  16. VH

    Mayor Joe Peterson will be missed by us all. No matter where are you saw Joe if it was at the Yack Arena or the Wyandotte street fair Joe would say hi to everyone as if they were from Wyandotte Over 25 years ago when my son Nicholas was sick Joe is the one who took up a collection from the police department and brought the money to our house which we desperately needed he will be missed. My prayers go out to Mayor Peterson and all his family. Valentine Hernandez

    Valentine Hernandez
  17. MH

    My sincere condolences go out to the Peterson family. I never personally met Joe but I was a friend of one of his son's (Matt). May he rest in Peace. From my family to yours sorry for your loss. Mike Holton

    Mike Holton
  18. GC

    Although I do not personally have dear memories with Joe Peterson. My hometown and my beloved brother did. He’d always call him “old man Peterson”. Thank you for your service to our country, our city and for bringing a stand-up man into this world named Matt who was a loyal best friend to my brother❤️ Praying for your family♥️Rest In Peace

    Grace Cavazos-Kilander
  19. DH

    Really going to miss seeing you at the V. A. I know you enjoyed just chatting about sports and forgetting politics for a while. Stand Down.

    David Harrison

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