Of Highland Township, Michigan
7/17/1941 – 11/29/2021
A devoted husband, loving father and cheerful friend who always had a story, taps has sadly played for Gordon Peterson on 11/29/2021. Formerly of Hartland, Kingsville Ont, Oxford and Detroit, he was the son of Alfred H. and Elinor Byron. Gordon attended Cranbrook and graduated from Mumford High School. He is survived by his wife of over 60 years Kathy, three sons, Kurt (Suzette), Mark (Tammy), and John (Lisa), daughter Sheri (Scott), and grandchildren Mellisa, Alisha, Damian, Nolan, Connor and Blake and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Thelma, Alfred (Bud), and Phyllis.
Gordon retired from the family business Precision Spring Corporation. Gordon and his wife enjoyed living on horse farms. He was an avid Wolverine fan who relished the recent victory over OSU, a jolly Santa-like figure, Gordon marched to the beat of his own drum, always singing the fourth and fifth verse of our great national anthem. He was an active civil war reenactor of the Kentucky 9th in the Milford area. He loved all history, particularly civil war and WWII aviation. Gordon will continue to march in our hearts forever. People who knew him viewed him as a pillar in the community of Highland and Milford.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 4, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m., at Baker's of Milford Restaurant, Milford, Michigan.
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