In Passing: John Henry Peterman


June 8, 1919 – December 21, 2012

The Colorado Trappers Association mourns the loss of long-time member John Peterman, a trapper for over 80 years, who passed away at the age of 93.

John was born in Michigan and served in the Navy during WW II, putting his life on the line to defend our freedoms.

He married Doris in 1944 and they eventually settled in Palisade, CO, where he used his skill as a carpenter to support their family. He also raised and raced champion Appaloosa horses. And he experienced more than 15 minutes of fame by appearing on The Price is Right and working in some movies.

John was an avid hunter and trapper, and passed this legacy on to his grandchildren. He received the CTA’s coveted Trapper of the Year award in 2002.

Mr Peterman’s memorial service was held December 31, and he was laid to rest with military honors in the Veterans Cemetery of Western Colorado. Memorial contributions may be made to:

Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090 BN 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Cards may be sent to daughter Penny Hardrick, 652 Aldrea Vista Court, Palisade, CO 81526.

John’s contributions to our association will always be remembered and deeply appreciated.

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