Obituary: Robert C. Peterson

Robert “Bob” C. Peterson, 94, of Westfield, died May 29. He was born March 20, 1923, in Crawfordsville, the only child of Byron C. and Ruth V. (Honecker) Peterson.

Bob received his undergraduate degree in biology from Ball State University and his master’s degree in animal nutrition from Purdue University.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude (Trudy) Peterson. Survivors include his children, Janet (Larry) White, Bart Peterson (Pete McNamara), John (Susan) Peterson, Ann (Kevin) Day and Mary Peterson (Dawn Kellar); eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Please visit to share a memory and read Bob’s complete obituary.