Ron Peterson

July 10, 1947March 9, 2012

Calvin Ronald ("Ron") Peterson of Gresham, OR passed away on March 9, 2012 after a 17 year battle with melanoma. Ron braved many treatments with good humor and gratitude, and got to see his children finish their educations, marry, and have three beloved grandchildren.

Ron was born in Britton, SD, to Calvin and Betty Peterson on July 10, 1947. Ron received his Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management from Moorhead State University in Minnesota. In 1968, he married Sandi Hulm in Bismarck, ND. He lived in North Dakota through his 20s, until he moved to Oregon to continue his career in music distribution. Together, Ron and Sandi had two children, Chad and Melissa.

Ron could fix most anything, and completed detailed wood cabinets and shelves around the home he shared with Sandi. He was committed to bettering his community, devoting many volunteer hours to the Parks and Recreation Board, Little League, and Babe Ruth baseball. In his later years, he made his lifelong dream come to life in building a navy blue 1932 Ford 3-window coupe. As a husband and father, he was always kind, even-tempered, and encouraging. He will be dearly missed by all those who loved him.

Ron is survived by his wife, Sandi Peterson of Gresham; son Dr. Chad (Kari) Peterson of Coeur d’Alene, ID; daughter Melissa (Joel) Jones of Ridgefield WA; brothers Bruce (Kim) Peterson of Minot, ND; Kurt (Marlane) Peterson of Mandan, ND; sisters Penny (Greg) Preston of NY, Sherry (Mark) Eikren of Detroit Lakes, MN. He was a beloved "Boppa" (Grandpa) to three grandchildren, Calvin and Gwen Peterson and Julia Jones. Ron will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Thursday, March 15, 2012. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Legacy Hopewell House in Ron’s name. Arrangements are under the care of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home.


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Barb Schmaltz

March 18, 2012

Sandi and Family, We are sorry for your loss. I have been thinking of you all week, We are sending our love and prayers to you and your family in this difficult time.

Karen Shannon

March 15, 2012

Sandi and family, I am so sorry to hear of your lose. I know he has left you with a lot of wonderful memories. He will be in your hearts forever. I pray you will all have the strength that Ron had. May His peace be with you. Karen and Keith

March 15, 2012

Sandi and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace cousin.

Ted and Melanie
Beaverton OR

Melody Hildebrand

March 15, 2012

Sandy and family,
We got to know Ron through Babe Ruth baseball too. Many happy memories and will always remember how dedicated he was to all of the kids. Praying for you and your family.

Torgenson Family

March 15, 2012

Mrs. Peterson- We are so very sorry for your loss. We have had the privilege of getting to know Chad, Kari and the kids here in Idaho, and are honored to count them as our very good friends. They are certainly a testament to what a great man your husband must have been. Our deepest condolances.

Don Robertson

March 15, 2012

As a former Park and Recreation Manager for Gresham, I had the honor of working with Ron on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. Ron gave his time and service to his community. He was always upbeat and positive, always willing to share his thoughts and skills to make sure Gresham Parks was there for its citizens. I will miss Ron.


March 14, 2012

Sorry for your lose
Prayers for your family

March 14, 2012

So sorry to hear of Ron`s passing. Always fond memories of Ron from school and meeting up at our school reunion. God bless his family and rest in peace Ron.. Larry Thorne, Billings, Montana

Martin Junkins

March 14, 2012

Sandi & family, we got to know Ron during Babe Ruth Baseball events. Ron was a very kind person who always made you laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Dar Parrow

March 14, 2012

Sandi & family, So sorry for your loss. Ron was one of the most gentle and kind people I have known. I was proud to call him my cousin.