Oscar "Pete" Peterson
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Surrounded by the love of family and friends, Oscar Peter "Pete" Peterson Jr. peacefully passed away at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on March 30 at the age of 85. His life was filled with adventure, interests that helped others, and many friendships.

After an early career at IBM, he graduated from Washburn Law School, Topeka, Kansas. He then practiced law 40 years in Kansas City.

Pete loved life, children, dogs, music, traveling, and, most of all, his large and diverse family.

Pete is survived by his wife, five siblings, seven children, and many grandchildren, all of whom will remember him as a good man, filled with patience, humor, affection, and wisdom.

His concern for community and humanity led him to service at Kiwanis, the Lied Center, First Presbyterian Church of Lawrence, and Habitat for Humanity. He believed in kindness to all and gratitude for life's blessings.

Memorials may be made to Lawrence Habitat for Humanity.

Pete will be interred at 3 p.m. Friday, April 2, at Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Ks. A celebration of life/memorial service will be held later this spring.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Apr. 2, 2021.
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April 22, 2021
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April 5, 2021
So sorry to hear, Pete was always a great neighbor, friend and someone to talk to. RIP Pete and thank you for the memories.
Scott Overfield
Neighbor
April 4, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss, Nancy. Oscar was always so sweet to me. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Deanna Rule
April 3, 2021
To Nancy and all of the Peterson family, I am sorry for your loss. Pete was such a kind and thoughtful man...a true gentleman. I am grateful for the opportunity to have known him.
Sheryle D’Amico
Friend
April 2, 2021
I ushered at the Lied Center with Pete. Such a sweet, kind man. I’m so sorry to learn of his passing. Prayers for his family.
Katherine McGillivray
Acquaintance
April 2, 2021
Good man and good family. The Deeds hold him (& Bonnie) dearly in our hearts.
Maureen Guth
Friend
April 2, 2021
Vince and I are so sorry for your loss. We were just getting to know this lovely man personally, but the stories we heard from the woman who dearly loved him gave us a wonderful glimpse into his life. We know he will be remembered by many for a long time.
Vince and Jane Gnojek
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