A Family Funeral Home

Gordon J. Peterson Jr.

December 25, 1952 - June 22, 2018
Racine, WI



Thursday, June 28, 2018
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT
Preservation Hall of Racine
740 Lake Avenue
Racine, WI 53403


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church
1700 South Green Bay Road
Racine, WI 53406

Milwaukee County Zoo (New Otter Habitat)
10001 West Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Fishing Has No Boundaries
15453 West County Hwy B
Hayward, WI 54843

Life Story / Obituary


Gordon J. Peterson “Gordy”, age 65, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in Racine, WI, December 25, 1952 son of the late Gordon and Gloria (Nee; Smith) Peterson.

He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church where on October 9, 1982 he was united in marriage to Karen Mattie. Gordy was employed by SC Johnson Wax for 38 years until his retirement. An avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed hiking, hunting and fishing. Gordy especially cherished time with his family and granddaughters.

Surviving are his wife; Karen; daughter, Nicole (Peter) Schubilske; granddaughters’ Quinn and Peyton; sister, Genette (John) Biggs; brother, Gary Peterson; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, Greg Mattie, Scott (Ginni) Mattie, Gary (Sue) Mattie, Kim (Mark) Loranger; nieces, nephews other relatives and dear friends.

A Celebration of Gordy’s life will be held Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 4:00 until 8:00 at Preservation Hall, 740 Lake Avenue. There will be a private service for immediate family only at a later date. Memorials to Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, Milwaukee County Zoo (New Otter Habitat) or to Fishing Has No Boundaries were suggested by the family.

A special thank you to Dr. Michael Mullane and Dr. George Bobustuc and staffs for their loving and compassionate care.