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Robert F. Petersen, 75, of Bay City passed away on August 21, 2017 at Henry Ford Hospital. He was born on July 16, 1942 in East Rutherford, NJ to the late Frank and Ida (Kuntz) Petersen. Robert married Sheryl Bauer on September 4, 1965 in Julesburg, CO.

Robert worked for Great Western Sugar Company and Case Office Systems. He served his country in the United States Navy. Robert loved the Yankees, playing his banjo and competition pistol shooting.

Robert is survived by his wife, of 51 years, Sheryl, and daughters, Nance (Norman) Corrion and Wendy (Doug) Cook. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Katie, Jacob, Taylor, nephew, William Beglau and niece, Tammi Chaboty and brother in law Foster Hewitt

Robert was predeceased by his brother, Edward Petersen, sister, Dianne Hewitt and nephew Frank Beglau.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 am until the time of service.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family in his name.

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