Mr. David R. Petersen, born October 26, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri, passed away at age 69 on Thursday September 6, 2018 surrounded by family and friends.

David served in the Army from 1968 to 1971 in the Vietnam War.

David had a career for over 30 years in the Telecommunications industry and retired as manager of Fiber Optics/Construction at Southwestern Bell Telephone. David is survived by his wife Grace (nee DiMercurio); his daughters, Jennifer and Stella; son-in-law Terry Elder; grandsons Samuel and Nicholas. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald. He also leaves behind his dogs, Sally and Sunny. David enjoyed computers/technology, working on cars, going to the theater and traveling.

The family requests donations in lieu of flowers in David’s name to the American Diabetes Association (http;//

The family would like to thank the staff at Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University Medical Center for their outstanding care and compassion for David.

Services: Visitation will be held on Monday September 10 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at KUTIS FUNERAL HOME 10151 Gravois , (314) 842-4458. A prayer service is scheduled for Tuesday September 11 at 11:00 AM and is open to all family and friends.