Kenneth Ray "Ken" Peterson
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Location: 1:36 p.m., passed awy peacefully with his loving wife at his side.
 
 
Age: 79
Date of Birth: Friday, March 31, 1939
Birth place: Hammond, Indiana
 
 
Father: George Peterson, Sr.  
Mother: Marie ( Borman ) Peterson  
Marital Status: Married
Resided in: Ken and his wife, Zel, have lived in the Monticello, Indiana, for several years.
Funeral Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Funeral Location: 1:00 p.m. (EDT), Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Celebration of Life Service will be at the Miller- Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Clergy: Rev. John Westfall of the St. Mathew’s Lutheran Church of Delphi, Indiana.
Burial will take place: I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery in rural Monticello, Indiana.
Visitation will be: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.(EDT), Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Ken was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather "Pop" and friend. He was the very definition of a family man. His family meant the world to him. Ken was retired from NICTD as the Chief Operating Officer of the South Shore Railroad. He was the Plant Manager at GATX and ran the family business, Ideal Mattress, with his mom. Ken’s desire to leave the world a better place led him to become involved in his community. He was Highland Republican Town Chairman, was a member of the Electoral College, had the honor of attending Presidents Nixon’s, and Reagan’s inaugurations, founded the Highland Teenage Republicans, and served as the Clerk of the Lake County, Indiana, Circuit/Superior Courts. He received the Lake County Lincoln Head Award, and was a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award by former Governor Otis R. Bowen. He served on the Board of Hoosier Boys Town and was a Little League coach for his beloved White Sox.
Special Services:
Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the American Legion Post #81 Auxillary (Poppy Fund) of Monticello, Indiana. Envelopes will be available here at the funeral home.
Marriage Information: On November 11, 1991, at the New Hope Lutheran Church of Monticello, Indiana, he married Zella "Zel" Durham; she survives.
Survivors include:
Wife,
Zella "Zel" Peterson of Monticello, Indiana;

Daughters,
Pam (husband Ken) Bodamer of Highland, Indiana, and
Sandy Reynolds of Bloomington, Indiana;

Step - Children,
Anthony "Tony" Durham of San Diego, California, and
Amber (husband Aaron) McNally of Marcells, Michigan;

Grandchildren,
Jennifer,
Brian,
Lauren,
Jason,
Stephanie, and
Liz;

Step - Grandchildren,
Grant,
Lennon, and
Miles;

Great Grandchildren,
Brayden, and
Liam Bodamer;

Sister-in-law,
Alma Peterson;

Many Nieces, Nephews.
Preceded in Death:
Parents,
George and Marie (Borman) Peterson;

First Wife,
Carol Peterson;

Brother,
George Peterson, Jr.;

Uncle,
Axel "Fritz" Peterson
Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574 ) 583 - 8488.