Stephen L. Peterson
MOUNT VERNON — Stephen L. Peterson, 67, of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was born May 5, 1940, in Mount Vernon to Dwight and Martha (Byers) Peterson. Steve served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He was a member of Mount Zion Lodge 9 F&AM, Scioto Valley Consistory Columbus, Aladdin Temple Shrine Columbus and the American Legion of Utica. Steve enjoyed spending time in the outdoors whether it be gardening, fishing or hunting.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Hazel (Kahalewai) Peterson; a son, R.G. (Stephanie) Peterson of Granville; two daughters, Lehua Peterson of Howard and Kea (Camillus) Musselman of Powell; nine grandchildren, Nick, Nicole, Angie, Malia, Jack, Jake, A.J., Koa and Jessie; two brothers, Bill (Pat) Peterson of Mount Vernon and Mike Peterson of Florida; and a sister, JoAnn Eddy of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Brandon Methodist Church in Brandon. Friends may call two hours prior to the service from 4 to 6 p.m. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Burns Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.