CORINTH - Karl L. "Pete" Peterson went to be with his Lord on Oct. 14, 2013, peacefully with his family at his side. He was born July 29, 1929, in Corinth, the son of Theodore Karl Peterson and Sarah Merle Bean.
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Karl graduated from Higgins Classical Institute. He served in the U.S. Army Combat Signal Corps, laying communication lines to the front. After returning from the War, Karl began his career at New England Telephone as a lineman for 34 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Kenduskeag Masonic Lodge, Telephone Pioneers of America, Corinth Fire Department and the Piscataquis Valley Fair. Karl had enjoyed going to camp, snowmobiling, spending time at Penobscot Valley Acres, traveling with his wife, and most importantly spending time with his family. In his later years he loved the quiet moments of holding hands with the love of his life watching the sunrise and sunsets.
Karl is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Blanch (Ellis) Peterson; daughter, Leola "Beanie" Barry of Corinth; son, Ted Peterson of Kenduskeag; granddaughter, Lindsey M. Peterson of Lake Mary, Fla.; brother, Robert Wiseman and his wife, Sandra, of East Corinth; sisters-in-law, Rena Smart of Riverhead, Long Island, N.Y., and Rita Beckwith of Bangor; and many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law, Stephen Ellis, who he had many good times with.
In respect of Karl's wishes, there will be no services. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
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Published in BDN Maine on Oct. 16, 2013