Kevin D. PetersonKevin D. Peterson, 54, of Superior passed away on March 28, 2013, peacefully while holding hands with his daughter and fiancee. He had heroically battled pancreatic cancer for nearly 21 months.
Kevin D. Peterson, 54, of Superior passed away on March 28, 2013, peacefully while holding hands with his daughter and fiancee. He had heroically battled pancreatic cancer for nearly 21 months.
Kevin was a retired independent insurance adjuster, handling claims for property damage, throughout the Midwest. He particularly enjoyed an assignment helping families after hurricane Katrina. Kevin owned and managed income property in Superior for more than 35 years.
He was an avid runner since grade school, competing nationally in numerous races, including the Edmund Fitzgerald 100 kilometer road race. ”Rocket man” as he was known by his fellow runners, will be remembered for his unique sense of humor and quick wit. He was an active member of the Grandma’s Marathon Board of Directors, since 1994. Kevin was a passionate taxpayer’s advocate on many issues, large and small. He ran for Mayor of Superior several times and served on the City Council.
Kevin graduated from Superior Senior High School and UW Superior. He also attended the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York to study photography. He received his MBA from UMD.
Kevin is survived by his daughter Sarah (Michael) Godfrey, his fiancé Joan Reindl, his mother Patricia Peterson, Charlotte, N.C., his brother Brian (Deidre) Peterson, Superior, sister Amy (Greg) Browne and nieces Kirsten and Megan Browne of Concord, N.C. Uncle Daniel (Jean) Pagel, White Fish Bay, Wis. and Bobbi Peterson, mother to Sarah. He was preceded in death by his father Harter Peterson.
We would like to thank the staff at Solvay Hospice House and St. Mary’s Hospice (Essentia) for being so kind and gentle with Kevin, and for their consideration and respect to all family members. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials should be sent to the Young Athlete’s Foundation, P.O. Box 16234, Duluth, MN 55816.
There will be a celebration of life for Kevin at Greysolon Ballroom on June 11th.
To quote Kevin’s favorite song “I’m so glad we had this time together, just to have a laugh or sing a song, seems like we just get started and before you know it, comes the time we have to say so long.”