Max Stewart Petersen, age 85, died Thursday, January 24, 1991 in Salt Lake City of pneumonia.

Born July 19, 1905 to Louis and Gertrude Elvinnie Olsen Petersen. Married Barbara Haake on February 19, 1944 in Madison, Wisconsin. Max graduated from Jordan High School, and graduated from the University of Utah in 1929 with a degree in Mining and Metallurgy. Max was Cadet Colonel of the U of U ROTC. He worked in the Park City mines prior to graduation, and later as chief mining engineer in the Carson Hill gold mine in the California Mother Lode area. Max then worked as safety engineer for the Bureau of Mines where he met his beloved wife Barbara.Max moved back to Salt Lake in 1947 and started work at Petersen Tractor, a business founded by his father. He worked as general manager until his retirement in 1985 at the age of 80. Max found his greatest joy in his family and his garden. He was an avid gardener and looked forward to sharing his raspberries, squash, corn and other crops. He was active in his ward in the LDS Church and helped many people throughout his life.

He is survived by his wife; children, Mrs. James (Sue) Shipley, Topeka, Kansas; James and wife, Katharine, Salt Lake City; Mrs. James (Kristen) Puckett, Denver; Mrs. Mark (Peggy) Woodruff, Provo; nine grandchildren; brother and sisters, Ray, Mrs. Ira (Florence) Packard, and Vivian Abele, all of Salt Lake City. Max was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Monday, 11 a.m., January 28,1991 in the Cottonwood 5th Ward, 6301 South 2300 East. Friends may call at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 So. Highland Drive, Sunday 5-7 p.m. and at the ward Monday 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Utah Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, 643 East 400 So., SLC, UT 84102.

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