OBITUARY

Desmond Fatu Petersen

July 9, 1935April 13, 2021
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Desmond "Kesi" Fatu Petersen, entered life on July 9, 1935 and was born in the village of Pago Pago, Tutuila Island of American Samoa to his late parents John Nasau Petersen and Mele "Mary" Neemoe Ah-Koui Petersen and was the eldest of six. Kesi then departed his life on April 13, 2021 to reunite with his parents and late baby sister, Adrian "Ose" Makua-Maiava.

Before migrating to the United States, Kesi resided in Hawaii where he spent a good amount of his early adulthood, caring for his mother and siblings while his father served the US Navy. The Petersen family then relocated to Port Hueneme, California, where he met the love of his life, Diann. Diann and Kesi then married and created a tribe of their own, where together, they taught many life lessons to their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, whether it be how to be a better person, how to fish, or how to plant a garden.

Kesi enjoyed many hobbies, including riding his bike, fishing at the pier, caring for his garden, watching his grandkids and great grandkids growing up, and practicing his faith by attending church every Saturday evening at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

Kesi is preceded in death by his father, mother, and sister (Adrian Maiava Makua). Kesi is survived by his wife, Diann, his siblings, Magnolia, Sheila, Frances, Morie, his five children; Dolores (Frank), Sherry (Jesus), John (Kendra), Desmond, Eric, his 11 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.

A visitation for Kesi will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Funeraria Del Angel Oxnard, 401 West Channel Islands Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93033. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 10:00 AM at Mary Star of the Sea, 463 W. Pleasant Valley Rd., Oxnard, CA 93033.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Funerariadelangeloxnard.com for the Petersen family.

  • FAMILY

  • Diann Judy Petersen, Wife
  • Dolores Morales, Daughter
  • Sherry Petersen, Daughter
  • John Petersen, Son
  • Desmond Petersen, Jr., Son
  • Eric Petersen, Son

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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