Submitted by his wife
Robert E. (Bob) Peterson‚ 57 years old‚ passed away in the line of duty‚ while fighting a field fire on October 11‚ 2002. It has been said that Bob left this world doing what he loved best‚ fighting fires.
Bob was an active Fire Fighter with the Bad Axe Area Fire Department for 34 years. He owned and operated Penzoil 10-Minute Oil Change in Bad Axe. He was a member of the Ushers Club at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Bob was also an active member of the Huron County Fire Fighters Association for many years‚ serving at every board level including President; it was rare for him to miss a meeting. Bob was a respected member of his community‚ and received numerous awards throughout his years of service to Huron County.
Bob was an avid Nascar race fan‚ but he loved fire fighting the most‚ it was his life. Day or night whenever that pager went off. Bob was there‚ and stayed until the job was done‚ when Bob said the fire was out‚ you could trust the fire was out. Bob is survived by his wife of 37 years‚ Doreen M. Peterson.