William “Bill” Charles Peterson, 74, of Gilbert, Arizona, passed away on October 24, 2023, in his home, with family by his side, after a 7th month difficult battle with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. He was born on April 26, 1949, in Owatonna, Minnesota, to Gerald and Lucille Peterson, and grew up in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.
Bill moved to Michigan to work for General Motors as a mechanical engineer. Here, he met his bride, Sandy. They married in 1972, had two children, and retired. After retirement, Bill and Sandy built a house in Arizona and lived between MI and AZ.
He was an avid golfer, sports nut, boater, sport memorabilia collector and loved being outside. Bill will always be known as the “life of the party”. Bill also loved to spoil his grandkids more than anything.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sandy Peterson; son, Mathew (Nikki) Peterson; daughter, Jill (Jeff) Bronz; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Madison Bronz, Dylan Bronz, Logan Bell, Sophia Peterson, Dane Peterson, and Griffin Bell; sisters, Mary (Peterson) Van Horn, Carol “Birdie” (Peterson) Hamilton, Sandy (Peterson) (Laird) Pogones; loving aunts and uncles, several nieces, nephews, many extended family members, and countless beautiful friends.
A visitation for Bill will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 PM at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home, 21809 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek, Arizona, 85142.
A funeral mass will be held the following day, Friday, October, 27, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 20615 E Ocotillo Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, https://donate.cancer.org/ as the family has been greatly affected by this disease.