Merlyn K. Peterson, 92, of Racine, passed away on Thursday, May 23 2019 at home. He was born on April 4, 1927, the son of Warren and Alice (NEE: Buhler) Peterson. He married Helen Clark on July 3, 1945 in Oklahoma City, and have celebrated 73 anniversaries together. Merlyn worked at Western Publishing as a Lithographer. He also served in the Navy during World War II. Merlyn will be deeply missed by his wife Helen, and children Susan (Stephen Fabus) Peterson, Gary (Pam) Peterson, and Julie Peterson. He will be dearly missed by his grandchildren Samantha, Stephane, Spencer, and Jason, as well as great-grandchildren Declan and Caden. Merlyn will be missed by his sister Carole Christensen. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Merlyn is preceded in death by his parents who raised him Hjalmer Hansen and Ruth Hansen. Private family visitation and burial at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery will be held per Merlyn’s wishes.