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Bradley Wallace Peterson

10/09/1949 — 09/28/2023

From Kennewick, WA | Born in Cokato, MN

Bradley Wallace Peterson

Bradley Wallace “Brad” Peterson was born in Cokato, Minnesota on 10/9/1949 to Wallace “Bud”
Peterson and Carmelita Anderson Peterson. He died on 9/28/2023 at Kadlec Hospital in
Richland, Washington from complications of a 13 year hard fought battle with prostate cancer.
He was 11 days short of turning 74.

Brad lived his first 13 years on the family’s small Minnesota dairy farm, as the middle of three
sons. In 1963 the family relocated to Richland, Washington when Bud went to work at Hanford.
On his first day in Richland, Brad met his lifelong best friend, Steven King.

He attended Chief Joseph Jr High, and graduated from Richland/Columbia High School in
1967. He attended CBC, worked in retail until 1973, and then was a driver and warehouse
manager for Western Paper Company – International Paper for 20+ years. As a great lover of
heat and sunshine, he went on to establish his one-man lawn care and landscape maintenance
business, from which he retired in 2021.

Brad met his future wife, Lynn Hatcher, at Richland Lutheran Church when they were 13 and 12,
respectively. They married in 1971. Three sons were born to them – Shane, Seth & Canaan.
Although they later divorced, they rekindled a loving friendship that grew in depth & closeness
as life progressed.

Brad was pre-deceased by his father, older brother Wallace B Peterson Jr, and infant son
Shane. He is survived by his mother, son Seth (Sarah) & grandsons Asher & Noah, son
Canaan (Leslie) & grandchildren Gideon, Amelia & Malachi, former wife Lynn-Marie Hatcher
Peashka – all of Richland; younger brother Peter (Karen) of Port Angeles; sister-in-law Jill
Peterson of Minnesota; life companion since 1997, Lu Weese of Kennewick; two nieces & one
nephew; many cousins; and special friends Steven King, Marcia Harrell, Kathy Anheluk, Ken &
Sue Meek.

For the past 10 years, Brad very rarely missed a day spending time with & providing care &
transportation for his aging mother, so that she could remain in her own home until nearly 102
yrs of age. Although she recently moved to assisted living, he continued to see her almost daily
until two days before his death.

His favorite pastime was listening to classic rock music on the old IPod that Seth & Sarah kept
going for him. He loved going to their home for dinners (especially tacos!), and depended on
them during his last years for help in navigating life with a terminal illness. Favorite times spent
with Canaan included talking about cars for hours, going to Tumbleweeds (for tacos!), & being
at their home to really enjoy Leslie’s baking. He liked reruns of classic TV from past decades,
& watched Mariner games, & NFL & college football until the day before his death. He and Lynn
spent endless hours playing music trivia games.

To the eternal rejoicing of his family, during his last hospitalization Brad accepted salvation
through Jesus. Thanks be to God! (And special thanks to Nurse Stacy).
At his request there will be no services. His cremains will be scattered at a later date. In lieu of
flowers, if you so choose please honor Brad’s great love for dogs by a donation to Benton
Franklin Humane Society, 1736 E 7th Ave, Kennewick WA 99337.

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Bradley Wallace Peterson

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  • Thank you for the years of care and concern for my Mom. I will miss our “kitchen table” conversations. God Bless!

    October 8, 2023
  • To sleep perchance to dream.

    You will be dearly missed Brad. We love you.

    Karen Lavender-Peterson
    October 6, 2023
  • To sleep perchance to dream.

    You will be dearly missed.

    Karen Lavende-Peterson
    October 6, 2023
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