Petersen, Lars-Johann Bro
Petersen, Lars-Johann Bro age 68 of Newton passed away Tuesday November 20, 2018 at the Newton Medical Center following a long illness. Born in Fur, Denmark, Lars came to the United States through Canada and grew up in Morristown and Sparta before settling in Newton thirty eight years ago.
Son of the late Frede Poul and Klara (nee Bro) Petersen, Lars was a graduate of Sparta High School class of 1968. Mr. Petersen earned his Bachelor’s degree in Arts from University of North Carolina Ashville and later earned another Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He had worked many years in the Transportation industry as a Operations Manager retiring from ABF Freight Pine Brook, NJ. An avid reader, he was a collector of anything Americana history. Lars was a true fan of American Western movies and television as well as a devout patriot of America.
Survivors include his beloved wife of forty five years Carol, his son Lars Jonathan of Brooklyn, NY, his daughters Susan Petersen and her fiancé Eric Countryman of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Anna-Kathleen Petersen and her companion Raymond Williams of Kearny, NJ as well as his granddaughter Addison Petersen.
Memorial visitation will be held Tuesday November 27, 2018 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM with Memorial Services immediately beginning at 7:30 PM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home 156 Main St (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ.