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Keith  George Petersdorf
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Obituary for Keith George Petersdorf

Keith G. Petersdorf, 84, of Hot Springs Village, passed away April 20, 2017. He was born May 25, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI.

He attended Washington High School where he was a sprinter member of the All City Track Champions. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1951-1955 and was in the Hall of Fame Company at Great Lakes, IL. Keith was invited to the Naval Academy but failed the color test so instead he was sent to Jacksonville, FL and attended Aviation Ordnance School. He deployed twice on the USS Leyte Gulf and USS Coral Sea serving with VF-33 and VA-104 maintaining F4U Corsair and AD-6 Sky Raider aircraft. Keith worked as a meat cutter for 28 years and sold real estate for Cooper Homes. He was “Proud to be an American and proud to be a member of the VFW.”

Keith is preceded in death by his mother, Edna (Petersdorf) Finke. Loving survivors include his beloved wife Bonnie Petersdorf; son Jeffrey Petersdorf; daughter Holly Gerlock; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 Saturday, at Christ Lutheran Church in Hot Springs Village.

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1:30 PM
Christ Lutheran Church

103 Ponferrada Way
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909


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