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Andy Petersen

December 2, 1957 ~ December 3, 2017 (age 60)

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Mr. Andy Petersen, age 60, of Marion passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his home. A native of McDowell County, Andy was born on December 2, 1957 to the late Pete Petersen and mother Effie Petersen. Andy served his Country honorably in the United States Army. Following his Military service, he returned to his hometown where he married his high school sweetheart. Andy began working at Continental-Teves as an electronics technician. He was a very loving husband and father, who worked hard to take care of his family. Andy enjoyed motorcycle riding and fishing. 

Andy leaves behind in addition to his mother Effie Petersen, his loving wife, Kim Petersen of 36 years, of the home; two children, son Scott Petersen and wife Michelle of Marion, daughter Jennifer Petersen of Asheville; one sister Susan Roper of Marion; and five grandchildren Dylan, Sirena, Christopher, Christian, and PJ.

A gathering of friends and time of remembrance will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family at P.O. Box 247, Marion, NC 28752, and Burke Hospice & Palliative Care at 1721 Enon Rd, Valdese, NC 28690. The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the caregivers at Burke Hospice & Palliative Care.

Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  An online register is available at

 Service Information

Gathering of Family and Friends
December 8, 2017

4:00 PM
Westmoreland Funeral Home
198 South Main Street
Marion, North Carolina 28752

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