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larry j. petersen

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Oct. 15, 1956 - July 14, 2013

ELKHART — Larry J. Petersen, 56, of Elkhart and formerly of Louisville, Ky., passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis, with Shawn, his wife of 37 years, at his side.

Larry was a U.S. Army veteran, and in 1999, after 21 years, retired as Assistant Director of Maintenance at TARC in Louisville. He worked as a quality assurance inspector in several manufacturing plants in the U.S. and overseas. His knowledge and inspection experience in the bus industry was unequaled.

He will be remembered for his integrity, kindness, friendship and sense of humor. Larry was respected and loved by so many. He will be missed — this loving husband, family member and friend.

He is survived by wife, Shawn Petersen, and a sister, Lisa Forsythe of Washington state.

Larry was a long standing member of Shrine and Harry R. Kendall 750 Masonic Lodge and had a great passion for Kosair Children’s Hospital.

Memorial donations may be made to Kosair Charities at in honor of Larry Petersen. All gifts to Kosair Charities help assure that children throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana receive needed health care.

A life celebration is being planned.

Friends may email Dawn Griffes at for information.