Christopher J. Petersen, age 45, left this world to be with his Eternal Father on September 23, 2016. Chris passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Chris is survived by his parents Chuck and Carole (Nichols) Petersen,; his wife, Robyn L. Petersen; his daughter, Crystal N. Petersen; and his step-son, Christian Palinkas. Chris is also survived by many other relatives and friends, too numerous to mention. Chris proudly served as a United States Marine from 1989 to 1993. He was stationed in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War. Chris was an avid sports fan and his favorite teams were the Green Bay Packers and the Michigan Wolverines. Chris loved spending time with his family and friends. He was always there for anyone in need. In lieu of flowers, Chris has made a request for donations to be made to Wells Fargo Bank, Account #2340092259,for a cause which is very dear to his heart. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 29, 2016, at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Minister Donna Jernigan officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:00-2:00 pm at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. Chris, you were somebody I inspired to be like. You were a true inspiration to me and the way I live my life. My prayers go out to your family. Knowing you, made my life better.

  2. Chris, I am so blessed to have had you in my life for the time I did. You were an inspiration to so many people, and you will continue to be as we remember you in the years to come. We will be here for your family.

  3. Chris, you have been my inspiration and always will be. I am so fortunate to have met you. I will carry the message on. I will miss you. Love you, bro.

  4. Chris, when you graduated from high school I wrote you a poem about the chapters of your life and how they would change over time. My heart is broken because I was not ready for those chapters to end. I am so proud of the person you became. A loving father, devoted husband, caring son, loyal friend and most of all, the person everyone knew would be there for them in time of need. Rejoice my son, you are free of pain and suffering. I know you will continue to look after those in need, because that is who you are. I love you, Mom.

  5. Chris exemplified extraordinary peace and serenity through the pain and suffering of the cancer that ravished his body. My sincere compassion to his family and friends.

  6. My heart goes out to you Carole, Chuck, Crystal, Robyn and all of the many friends and family members who are feeling a deep loss today. I don’t have to tell you how special Chris was or the special place he holds in the hearts of all he met. I pray that there is comfort in knowing that his courageous battle is at an end and he is at peace in the arms of loved ones who have gone before. Rest easy now, Brave Soldier.

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