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April 21, 2008

James M. Peterson

Services for James M. Peterson, 51, Logansport, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.

He passed away at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20, 2008, in his residence.

Born April 14, 1957, in Granite City, Ill., he was the son of Gene and Vivian LaPuma Robinson. He was raised by George Grigsby. On Oct. 6, 1977, in Springfield, Ill., he was married to Willa Dee Martin, who survives.

He served in the U.S. Army during peacetime. James was employed as an assembler at Federal Mogul. He had also worked at the Logansport State Hospital.

His hobbies included fishing and playing pool. He was a member of the Logansport Pool League. He also enjoyed singing karaoke. He cherished the time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving with his wife are one son, James and Maria Almos J. Peterson, Logansport; two daughters, Kimberly Snay and husband, Gilbert Jr., Logansport, and Amanda Peterson and Mark McGuire, Logansport; two stepsons, Aaron Stoner and wife, Karisa, Indianapolis, and Jason Stoner and wife, Charlene, Lafayette; brother, Charles J. Peterson, Ariz.; sister, Francis Cunningham, Springfield, Ill.; and 18 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Angie LaOrange.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel.

The Rev. Andy Weil will officiate. Burial will be in Bell Center Cemetery, Royal Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association.

Light a candle of hope in remembrance of James and view his video tribute online at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com

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