Shane D. Peterson, age 57 of Joplin, Mo., passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Mercy Hospital following a long illness.
Shane was born on November 24, 1961 in Joplin, the son of Paul and Sherry (York) Peterson. He has been a lifetime area resident. Shane worked for many years as a Plant Operator for Empire District Electric Company before illness forced him to end his career in 2015. He was a member of College Heights Christian Church. Shane was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, but he enjoyed spending time with his family most.
He married Shawn Kohlstaedt on March 9, 1999, she survives. Additional survivors include his mother; Sherry Peterson, two sons; Russ Peterson of Joplin, Mitch Peterson of Little Rock, Ar., a daughter; Riley Peterson of Joplin, two brothers; Scott and Brian Peterson, a granddaughter; Addi, and a niece; Lauren. Shane was preceded in death by his father, Paul, in 2018.
A celebration of life has been scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Villa Heights Christian Church in Joplin. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation immediately following the service.
The family requests contributions be made to the Peterson Children Education Fund or to the Mercy Oncology Clinic in care of the mortuary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.