Robert (Bob) Paul Peterson, age 89, of Gaylord, Michigan, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2023, at Aspen Ridge with his family by his side.
He was born on October 14, 1933, to Max and Doris (Rushlow) Peterson, in Detroit, Michigan.
In his lifetime he was a licensed builder and real estate broker. He built many homes in the Escanaba and Gaylord areas.
His passion was flying his Cesena 185 float plane. In the flight community, he was known as “Red Fox” and he would make frequent flights to Canada along with Alaska and Maine.
He is survived by his children, Judy (Chuck) Samkowiak, June (John) Koronka, and Robert (Marlene) Peterson II, all from Gaylord; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Max Peterson, and Doris Peterson-Fitzpatrick; brothers, Carl, and Raymond; and sisters, Martha and Elizabeth.
The family will remember him privately with a graveside memorial.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.