Kevin P. Peterson

Kevin P. Peterson, age 71, of Tripoli, Wis., passed away unexpectedly as a result of a snowmobile accident on Monday, Feb. 27, 2023.

Kevin was born in Libertyville, Ill., on Sept. 5, 1951, to the late Leonard and Rosemary (Sanderson) Peterson. He was a 1969 graduate of Libertyville High School, participating in football, wrestling, and baseball.

Kevin moved to the Tomahawk area about 30 years ago where he was a longtime employee of Harley-Davidson. He was a skilled craftsman and carpenter by trade. He loved anything that had to do with hunting and fishing, was a member of the Somo Fish and Game Club, taught Hunter Safety Course, and loved trap shooting. Kevin was also an avid snowmobiler and enjoyed golfing. He was a dedicated Chicago Cubs and Dallas Cowboys fan, and his favorite movie was “Cool Hand Luke.” He loved spending time with family and friends and was often the “life of the party.”

Survivors include his son, Joshua (Lena) Peterson, of Grayslake, Ill.; his daughter, Kelli (David) LaForge, of Gurnee, Ill.; his brother, Michael Peterson; and his sister, Lori Harper. Kevin is further survived by his grandchildren, Jake, Emma, and Owen Peterson, and Olive LaForge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Rosemary.

A celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date. Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, is assisting the family. You may view Kevin’s obituary and leave online condolences at

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