Shane D. Peterson


Shane D. Peterson, age 57, of Joplin, MO, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Mercy Hospital following a long illness.
Shane was born on November 24, 1961, in Joplin, the son of Paul and Sherry (York) Peterson. He has been a lifetime area resident. Shane worked for many years as a plant operator for Empire District Electric Company before illness forced him to end his career in 2015.
He was a member of College Heights Christian Church. Shane was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, but he enjoyed spending time with his family most.
He married Shawn Kohlstaedt on March 9, 1999. She survives.
Additional survivors include his mother, Sherry Peterson; two sons, Russ Peterson, of Joplin, Mitch Peterson, of Little Rock, AR; a daughter, Riley Peterson, of Joplin; two brothers, Scott and Brian Peterson; a granddaughter, Addi; and a niece, Lauren. Shane was preceded in death by his father, Paul, in 2018.
A celebration of life has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Villa Heights Christian Church, in Joplin. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation immediately following the service.
The family request contributions be made to the Peterson Children Education Fund or to the Mercy Oncology Clinic, in care of the mortuary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Published on June 9, 2019
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2 posts

Janice Shanahan
Jun 10, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. I worked with Shane many, many years ago and he was a kind person. Rest in Peace Shane.
Josh Ball
Jun 10, 2019
Shane was a true hero and a good friend to me. He loved his family and was one of the kindest people I have ever met. His strength is a testament to his character. I do love Shane and am so sad to see him go.