Mr. Andy Petersen, 60, of Marion, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at his home.

A native of McDowell County, Andy was born Dec. 2, 1957, to the late Pete Petersen and Effie Petersen, who survives. 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.

In addition to his mother, Effie Petersen, he is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Kim Petersen 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 P.J.

A gathering of friends and time of remembrance will be held Friday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 6 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, 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

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