Steven Wayne Peterson
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Steven W. Peterson, of Arlington, Washington, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the age of 74. He was living at the Olympic Place Assisted Living Facility at the time of his death.
Steve was born a twin on December 24, 1947, in Arlington, Washington at 10:30am in the "old hospital" on the hill, to Wayne and Velma Peterson, and was one of seven children.
Steve and his siblings all grew up in Oso and Steve was a 1966 graduate of Arlington High School, where he served as Junior Class Vice-president and Senior Class President. Steve then studied design drafting at Everett Community College and, during that time, was a member of the Arlington Search and Rescue unit. Steve later joined the United States Air Force and served as a Security Police Instructor.
Steve served the cities of Stanwood and Arlington as a police sergeant from 1972 to 1988. Later after retirement, he was appointed to Arlington's Civil Service Commission and served from 2006 through 2017. Steve also received his real estate license and continued to serve the Arlington community in that industry.
Steve was very active in the Arlington community serving on the Cascade Valley Hospital Board, the Cascade Valley Foundation Board, the Arlington School Board from 1995 to 2003 and with the Arlington Kiwanis Club. He also served as a commissioner for the Oso Fire District 25 in the mid 80's.
On April 25, 1972, Steve married Nancy Tonheim of Stanwood and on June 6, 1987, married Kathy Langsjoen.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Velma, his wife of 26 years, Kathy, his sister, Gail Hansen, and grandson, Benjamin Peterson.
He is survived by his sisters, Lynne (Cliff) Ford, Vickie Blish, his twin brother, Stan (Linda) Peterson, brothers, Chris Peterson, Tim (Janet) Peterson, sons, Scott (Nicole) Peterson, Jim Anderson, Les Langsjoen, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Stilly Valley Center (formerly known as Stillaguamish Senior Center), 18308 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington, WA 98223, starting at NOON, Saturday, June 4, 2022.
In place of flowers, remembrances can be made to the Kiwanis Club of Arlington or Northwest Incident Support.