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Norbert Charles Peterson

March 2, 1938 ~ June 21, 2019 (age 81)

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Norbert Charles Peterson, 81, a Gig Harbor resident since 1995, passed away with his family by his side on June 21st, 2019.  He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and relished entertaining others and making them happy.  Norbert retired as an executive search consultant, following a career as an engineer and inventor.  He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Southern California in 1952, where he later met the love of his life – marrying after a brief, magical courtship in 1962.  He served in the Navy in the late 1950’s, and graduated from UCLA School of Engineering in 1966.  Norbert is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Lou, daughter Holly (Mark) of Los Angeles, son Eric (Kara) of Atlanta, and grandson Cole.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Nicholas Catholic Parish in Gig Harbor on Thursday June 27th at 11am.  The family will host a reception at home to follow. 10508 122nd St NW, Gig Harbor.

A memorial open house buffet will also be held at the El Torito Restaurant in Laguna Hills, California on Saturday August 3rd 11:30am-2:30pm. Please RSVP to Holly & Mark Tavarozzi at

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, where a dear friend of the family, Father Vincent T. Freeh, just celebrated his 60th anniversary of ordination.  668 Thompson Street, Watertown, NY 13601 315-782-3480 care of Father Vincent T. Freeh.

To send flowers to Norbert's family, please visit our floral section.


Memorial Mass
June 27, 2019

11:00 AM
St Nicholas Catholic Church
3510 Rosedale St NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

June 27, 2019

12:30 PM
Peterson Home
10508 122nd St NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98329

Memorial Gathering
August 3, 2019

11:30 AM
El Torito
24301 Avenida De La Carlota
Laguna Hills, CA 92653


Missionaries of the Sacred Heart: C/O Father Vincent T. Freeh
668 Thompson Street, Watertown NY 13601
Tel: 1-315-782-3480

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