Kenneth G. Petersen, loving husband and father, of Cornelius NC passed away February 5th 2021 after battling stage 4 colon cancer at the age of 47.
He was born July 14th 1973 in Bethpage NY and grew up in Carver MA. He played football at Old Colony Tech and graduated high school in 1991. His early career consisted of positions held in logistics, operations, and sales at a young age. He transitioned to Glynn Electronics where he confirmed his love for sales. He began his full-time career with New Hampshire Ball Bearings in 2004, where he continued to work hard and earn his way up to a Senior Executive while attending SNHU to obtain his bachelor's degree in business management which he completed in 2020.
Ken was a devoted family man, loyal friend, hard worker, beer enthusiast, and pizza snob. He was the backbone of his family and was known for being able to crack a joke to lighten any situation, often referred to as the "pot stirrer" but the rock that his family and friends always turned to. He enjoyed spending time at local breweries and upgrading his Jeep Wrangler for trips to the mountains. His interests include golf, trains, classic cars, 4X4, anything aerospace, boating, education, country/rock music and all things Boston sports. He will always be remembered in a Red Sox t-shirt, Patriots hat, a pair of vans, and some Oakley sunglasses. Ken had the inept ability to provide comfort, laughter, wisdom, guidance, and love to anyone he cared for. His larger than life presence will live on forever.
He is survived by his wife, Becky Petersen; his children, Marisa, Samantha, Sarah, and Justin; his parents Jeanne and Richard of Dunnellon FL; his two brothers, Marty of Wareham MA, and Thomas of Ft Lauderdale FL; nephew Drew Petersen of Attleboro MA; and nieces Chelsea Petersen of Attleboro MA, and McLean Petersen of Ft Lauderdale FL.
Services will be held at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 10th 2021 from 2pm - 4pm 16901 Old Statesville Rd.
Huntersville NC 28078.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Colon Cancer Coalition in Ken's honor.