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Ronald Peterson

August 15, 1948 ~ December 26, 2021 (age 73)

Obituary

Ronald Peterson, 73, South Bend, Indiana, passed away at 6:25 a.m., on Sunday, December 26, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.  Ronald was born to O.C. and Rosemary Peterson Sr., on August 15, 1948, in South Bend, Indiana.

Ronald, affectionately known as Dad, Ronnie Rod, Ed, Crazy Legs, Old School, and mostly known as Ronnie. Ronnie was a lifelong resident of South Bend. He grew up on the Southeast side. He attended Riley High School. As a young adult, Ronnie met the love of his life, Jeanette Cross, where later in life they married and had two children. Ronnie worked the majority of his life in manufacturing with companies such as Clarks, Bendix, and Uniroyal. He retired from AM General in 2014.

Ronnie enjoyed spoiling his two girls, his grandchildren, and he loved the Indianapolis Colts. He loved his sports competitions with his grandson C.J., you couldn’t find him without wearing a hat that he loved, being the biggest joker, yardwork, sitting outside and enjoying nature with his loving wife, and taking trips with his family. Ronnie never met a stranger and enjoyed a conversation with everyone.  He had the friendliest demeanor and best smile. 

Survivors left to cherish his memory his wife, Jeanette Peterson of South Bend; two daughters: Angela (Carlos Sr.) Williams, Candice (Rodney Sr.) George; nine grandchildren: Carlos Jr., Catilyn, Carly, Jasmine, Jae’twana, Jae’quan Williams, Rodney Jr., Caiden and Conasia George, all of South Bend, Indiana; eight great-grandchildren: John, Riley, Amari, Brandon, Daemon, Amayah, Legacee, and Danaya, all of South Bend, Indiana; three sisters: Patricia Adams, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Stephanie (Paul) Sims, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Anna Harris Peterson, South Bend, Indiana; four brothers: Calvin Sr., Valentino, Robert, and Terrance Peterson, all of South Bend, Indiana; four sisters-in-law: Kathleen (George) Jackson, Marilyn Jean Cross-Stewart, Nancy (Robert) Harris, Sherry (Sahr) Ngombu, and Brenda (Tommie) Herring; brothers-in-law: Ivory (Mary) Cross and Gary (April) Cross; and along with a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Ronnie is preceded in death by a very special paternal grandmother, Elnora Lattimore; his parents, O.C. Peterson Sr. and Rosemary Hobbs; his brothers: O.C. Peterson Jr., Dennis Peterson, and Anthony Peterson Sr.; and sister Brenda Moffitt.

Ronnie will be dearly missed, along with his beautiful smile, but he is at peace now.

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 Ronald Peterson Service Program


Services

Visitation
Friday
December 31, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God In Christ
1025 W. Western Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46601

Funeral Service
Friday
December 31, 2021

1:00 PM
Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God In Christ
1025 W. Western Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46601

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