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Raymond Nels Petersen

Raymond Nels Petersen, 92 passed away Saturday, February 27, 2010. Mr. Petersen was born June 7, 1917 in Trufant, MI the son of Nels and Erma (Beals) Petersen. He had a passion for farming and enjoyed fishing. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Eloise M. (Russell) Petersen; daughter, Irene Petersen; son-in-law, Richard Cheslek Jr.; grandsons, Eric (Heather) Cheslek, Joseph (Amy) Cheslek, Michael Cheslek; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Gene; daughter-in-law, Ann (Senne) and granddaughter, Wendy Jo. At his request, cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. The family received friends Wednesday, March 3 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, www.blisswitterspike.com with a closing prayer at 4:00 pm. Private interment will take place at Elmwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Nelson United Methodist Church. Ray requests that you remember him by doing something you truly enjoy in celebration of life.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, www.blisswitterspike.com

Raymond Nels Petersen
Raymond Nels Petersen, 92 passed away Saturday, February 27, 2010. Mr. Petersen was born June 7, 1917 in Trufant, MI the son of Nels and Erma (Beals) Petersen. He had a passion for farming and enjoyed fishing. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Eloise M. (Russell) Petersen; daughter, Irene Petersen; son-in-law, Richard Cheslek Jr.; grandsons, Eric (Heather) Cheslek, Joseph (Amy) Cheslek, Michael Cheslek; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Gene; daughter-in-law, Ann (Senne) and granddaughter, Wendy Jo. At his request, cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. The family received friends Wednesday, March 3 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, www.blisswitterspike.com with a closing prayer at 4:00 pm. Private interment will take place at Elmwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Nelson United Methodist Church. Ray requests that you remember him by doing something you truly enjoy in celebration of life.Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, www.blisswitterspike.com

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