Rodney ‘Rod’ Joe Peterson passed away unexpectedly on September 16, 2017, at his home in Loon Lake, WA. Rod was born September 27, 1953, in Kalispell, MT. He was the third son of Joe and Marie Peterson. When Rod was 11- years-old his family moved to Atascadero. Rod attended Atascadero High School where he wrestled and played football. He graduated Class of 1971.
Following high school, Rod went to work for his brother learning the HVAC trade. Later, Rod obtained his General Contractor license, with a specialty in HVAC, and operated his own company for much of his life. He owned Atascadero Heating and Air for many years.
In 1978, Rod met the love of his life, Debi King. They married in 1980. In 1985, Rod and Debi adopted two daughters, Mya and Tia. In 1992, the family relocated to Loon Lake, WA, where Rod established MY+T Construction, continuing his HVAC specialty. His integrity as a man and contractor earned him the respect of customers and others in the industry.
Rod retired in 2013. He enjoyed riding his Harley, gardening, fly fishing and camping. Rod provided for his family through his hard work, and he loved the time and opportunity that hard work allowed him for experiences with his family, especially his nine grandchildren. Rod was truly Debi’s other half. Together they built a wonderful life centered on family. Rod was a simple man whose presence left a lasting impression on all who knew and loved him. His loss is great, but the love, values and memories he leaves his family and friends with will be a comfort in the years ahead.
Rod is survived by his wife Debi; two daughters Tia (Jeff) Amich of Colville, WA, and Mya Peterson of Spokane, WA; his mother and father Joe and Marie Peterson of Atascadero; two brothers Greg (Linda) Peterson and Kirk (Nora) Peterson all of Atascadero; nine grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins and an extended network of family and friends in California and Washington.
A Celebration of Life will be held on September 30, 2017, in Loon Lake, WA.