Family Login:

Wayne E. Peterson
  • Calvary Bapist Church
    1625 Capital Ave., NE
    Battle Creek, MI 49017

Share This Obituary

Send Flowers
 Local Florists

Memories & Candles

“Dear Precious Elsie and Vicki and family,Sending prayers of Love and comfort your way, and knowing that you all will miss him much. The greatest...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Sue Feasel (Witzki) - MI

“I'm so sorry for your family. I will always remember you as a great friend. We had a lot of fun together as kids, staying the night at each other's...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Greg St. John - Ceresco, MI

“Vicki and Elsie:Prayers are going up for both of you. Wayne was an inspiration to both of us and we will miss him. Sorry we can't be to the...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Dave and Bettu Spear - MI

“I have very fond memories of Wayne. I was his first babysitter. He always had a way of bringing a smile to my face and heart. He loved playing...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Cindy Loser - Saint Cloud, FL

“Vickie, so sorry for your loss. I remember when i was helping my son's cub scout troop and they needed to make something out of wood and wayne...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jenny Melton - IN - friend

“Growing up with Wayne, and the rest of the Boys, lead by Mr and Mrs Peterson. You knew Father God was a huge part of his life. We pray now for that...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Bryan Moorehead - Cisco, TX

“Dear Elsie and Family,You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God be very near you and comfort you during this time.We love you all.Tom and Jan ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Tom and Janet Warren - Knoxville, TN

“We will always remember Wayne's laugh, smile and all the stories he used to tell. He was a wonderful person with a big heart and he will be greatly...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Lowell & Laura Wells - MI

“Thankful to have known this man with a warm smile and warm heart. He will be greatly missed - one of the people where you look around church months...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Don & Linda Marvin - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“So sorry for your loss. He will be truly missed. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Joe & Doris Gorsline - Jackson, MI

“Vicki and Elsie, I am so sorry to hear about Wayne. Thank you for coming to my wedding and for the times I was able to visit. We know he's walking...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jackie Edwards/Hammond - IL

“Dear Vickie, so sorry for your lose. Russell and I will miss him his sweet smile. Sorry we can't be there for his service. But you are in our...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Darlene Hewitt - Battle creek, MI

“Wayne's love for life and the joy he shared was unmistakable. He loved with all of his heart, and everybody that knew him have good things to say. ...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Gregory Quinn - Spirit Lake, ID

“Dear Son, You are going to be greatly missed, BUT I do not wish you back for even one second. You are now with your Savior and Lord, safe in the arms...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Elsie L. Peterson - Battle Creek,, MI

Bible Emblem

Wayne E. Peterson, 58, went home to be with his Lord and Savior February 18, 2017. He was born to Roy Allan and Elsie L. Peterson August 16, 1958 in Battle Creek.

Wayne was a resident of the local area most of his life. He graduated in 1977 from Battle Creek Central High School and the Area Vo-Education Center. After graduation, he moved to California where he worked for a short time in his aunt's ceramic business. While there he married his wife Vickie M. Betts in March of 1978. They returned to Michigan where he was employed by the Grand Trunk R.R. for 28 years. He enjoyed the R.R. and the challenges of the rail line. He was a machine operator for the track department, working his way up to Senior Crane Operator until health issues required a disability retirement in 2007.

Wayne loved hunting, fishing and camping, with family and friends. He was very talented with carpenter tools, having a large workshop at his home. He enjoyed building pole barns with his father and brothers or just small projects for his own enjoyment.

Wayne was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he was cherished by all who attended. He greeted everyone with a cheery smile and a kiss on the hand for the ladies. The children were drawn to him by his sweet personality. Wayne loved his Savior and wanted everyone to know that.

He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife, Vickie, his mother Elsie Peterson, brothers Darrell (Connie) Peterson, Ted Peterson, (whom he shared a birthday with) Steven, and Douglas (Dawn) Peterson, 31 nieces and nephews, 29 great-nieces and nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins from California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington; and his Church Family.

Wayne was preceded in death by his father, paternal and maternal grandparents, cousin Eric Peterson, uncle Frank Loser and aunts, Ruth Peterson and Betty Syme.

Visitation will be Friday, February 24, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. A memorial service to celebrate Wayne's life will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 25 at Calvary Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Thomas C. Townsend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church. Personal messages for the family may be placed at