Obituary – Robert “Bob” Wayne Peterson

Robert “Bob” Wayne Peterson

January 14, 1939 – August 13, 2018
Age: 79
Residence: Hollister, MO
Formerly of: Bradford, PA

Robert “Bob” Wayne Peterson, age 79, of Hollister, Missouri, passed away August 13, 2018. He came into this world January 4, 1939, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, the son of Francis and Violette (Rodgers) Peterson. His parents and a brother have preceded him in death. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Bob proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy as a submariner on the following submarines: USS Wahoo (SS-565), USS Irex (SS-482), USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657), and Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle #1 (Mystic). He had previously served on the USS Kirkpatrick (DE-318). He was a member of the US Submarine Veterans organization, Ozark Runner (SS-476) Base, Springfield, Missouri. After his discharge from service, Bob worked as a Marine Engineer on tugboats for Cargill, retiring after 19 years. He raised cattle for many years. Bob liked to hunt, fish, travel, and help people. Bob was a fun person to be around and enjoyed children. The one who made him smile was Lilia, his partner since 2003. He will be greatly missed for his helping and caring nature.

Bob is survived by his significant other, Lilia Mortell of Hollister, Missouri; friend, Martin Frantz of Bradford, Pennsylvania; and several other friends.

Bob will be buried at sea at a later time. To leave an online condolence, please visit


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