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Gary L. Peterson

March 6, 1948 ~ April 22, 2019 (age 71)
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GARY  L.  PETERSON

   Gary L. Peterson, 71, of Quincy, passed away at 10:51 p.m. Monday (April 22, 2019) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born March 6, 1948 in Kirksville, Missouri.  Gary was the son of Leroy Peterson and Dorothy Louise Price Peterson. He married Ronda Morris on June 7, 1969 in Kirksville, MO.  She survives.

  Gary was a 1966 graduate of Kirksville High School and Northeast Missouri State University with a degree in Physical Education and Industrial Arts.  He served his country in the Army National Guard.  He was a member of Lambert Masonic Lodge No. 659 and an active member of Quincy Consistory participating and helping at the reunions.

   Gary was a sales representative for The American Greetings Corporation for 32 years.  He enjoyed traveling, camping and attending car shows with his street rods.  Gary had a great love for dogs and had many over the years.  He was an avid Nascar Fan and enjoyed attending races.

   Survivors include his wife, Ronda; a son, Chad Peterson and a daughter in-law Ann of Quincy; his mother, Dorothy L. Brown of Quincy; two grandchildren Ethan Peterson and Alyssa Peterson of Quincy.

   Gary was preceded in death by his father, and a granddaughter, Abigail Nicole Peterson.

  Lambert Masonic Lodge No. 659 will conduct Masonic services at 1:00 p.m. Friday.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.  Burial with military honors being conducted by the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will be in Greenmount Cemetery.  

   Visitation will be held Friday morning from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.              

   Memorials may be made to Quincy Humane Society or the American Cancer Society.

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