Jeffrey Levi Peterson, age 46 of McKean, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 while traveling through Rockport, Indiana. Born January 3, 1964 in Erie, he is the son of Frederick and Gwendolyn Huegel Peterson of McKean. He married Rebecca Dieter on December 1, 1984 and she survives.
Jeff graduated from General McLane High School and worked for many years at Zindel’s Hardware in Edinboro. He then began driving truck over-the-road and continued as an owner/operator for the next 16 years. He loved to drive and recently returned to truck driving after being employed at F & S Tool of Erie for the past six years. Jeff will be remembered as a hard worker who enjoyed being outdoors, and as a dedicated husband and dad who loved his wife, children, and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 25 years, Rebecca Dieter Peterson; three children, Jeffrey A. Peterson, Nathan L. Peterson and his wife Heather, and Kellsey Marie Peterson, all at home in McKean; his two grandchildren, Benjamin Levi and Nathan John Peterson; two sisters, Darlene Crabtree of Erie and Kristi Farmer and her husband Brian of Waterford; and his brother, Ronald Peterson of Edinboro.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home of Edinboro, 306 Erie Street, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral services will be there Saturday morning at 10:00am officiated by Pastor John Worrall of the Edinboro First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Sterrettania Cemetery.