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Obituary for Bruce P. Petersen

March 4, 1947 – May 3, 2023

Bruce P. Petersen, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. He was born in Racine on March 4, 1947, the son of the late Paul and Elsie (Nee: Hansen) Petersen.

Bruce P. Petersen
Bruce P. Petersen

Bruce proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. He was united in marriage to Linda Caynak on Feb. 19, 1991, in Las Vegas. Throughout his career, Bruce was employed as an Electronic Technician by Snap-OnTools, retiring from Rockwell Automation. His pastimes included golf, sports, traveling, especially to Las Vegas and Branson, bus tours, and he enjoyed his Civil War book group. Bruce was a longtime member and usher of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. He was also a member of AA for 41 years.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 32 years, Linda; sister and brother-in-law, Paulette (Ken) MacGill; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Joann (Mike) Beauchamp, Sue Barrows, and David Caynak; cousins, J.D. (Shelly) Culea; other relatives, and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Mary Petersen.


Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Matt James officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin or to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer have been suggested.

A very special thank you to Binod Dhakal, M.D., Syed Hassan, M.D., Young Choi, M.D., Lewis Rosenberg, M.D., Multiple Myeloma Group, and the nurses at Ascension All Saints Cancer Center for their loving and compassionate care.

Bruce P. Petersen
Bruce P. Petersen – Life Panel® courtesy of Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home

Obituary and photo courtesy of Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.

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