The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 21, 2013

Ricky J. Petersen

The Clinton Herald

---- — DERBY, Kan. – Petersen, Ricky Jay, age 62, retired Rainbows United employee, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013. Visitation 1-8 PM Sunday with family receiving friends 5-7 PM, Funeral Service 2 PM Monday, December 23, both at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby. Ricky is preceded in death by his father, Bob. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Sandy; son, J Robert, Wichita; daughters, Martha, Wichita, and Jennifer, Augusta; mother, Verna, Clinton, IA; brother, Gene (Nancy), Clinton, IA; grandchildren, Gavin, Emily, Blake and Canyon; several nieces and nephews. A memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. View tributes at

Death date: Dec. 19, 2013