Michael Rae Petersen

August 22, 1961January 9, 2019

Michael Rae Petersen passed away on January 9th, 2019 at the age of 57 after his brave battle with cancer. Michael grew up in Calumet City and lived in Hammond. He graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He was a music lover, avid reader, a WWF fan and loved riding his Harley. He was survived by his children, Nicole, Michael Jr and William (Nicole) and grandson, Logan Michael and siblings Linda (Brad) Deskins, Sandra (Rodney) White and Jamie (Justin) Skripac and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by mother, Sandra (James) Barton and father, Delmar Rae Petersen. A memorial service in celebration of Mike’s life will be held at Kuiper Funeral Home in Highland, In on Saturday, Jan 19 from 5pm-7pm, memorial service at 7pm. "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make” -The Beatles


  • Visitation Saturday, January 19, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 19, 2019

Michael Rae Petersen

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Tina Johnson

January 20, 2019

Mike was a good father ! Now he will be his kids and grandson's gaurdian angle. Fly high Mike! No more pain ! You will be missed ! Prayers for the family !

Mary Frey

January 17, 2019

Nikki and family I am so sorry for your loss ..I wish I could attend the memory of your father but know that I’m with you in heart and mind ..much love and condolences for you and your whole family.

Kim Petersen

January 17, 2019

He was an amazing father to our kids Michael Jr. , William , Nikki. The time that I have known him he was always caring and always had a great heart. Full of joy and always wanting to build stuff and very much a cat lover. He adored his Grandson Logan and Daughter in law Nicole.