Kyle Craig Peterson

Kyle Craig Peterson

Kyle Craig Peterson, at the age of 29, was prematurely taken from his family and friends on February 24th, 2014 in Troutdale, Oregon.

Kyle was born on January 19th, 1985 in Portland, Oregon to Steven Peterson and Lynn Bauer. Kyle attended West Gresham Grade School, Dexter McCarty Middle School and graduated from Gresham High School. He went on to further his education at Mt. Hood Community College and graduated with an Associates degree of Science in Business. Kyle worked for the family business, Bauer Cases, where he was a design engineer.

While growing up, Kyle had a love of sports and participated in football, basketball, and baseball. A highlight of his youth was when Kyle was a part of the 1997 Gresham Little League All-Star Team that succeeded in becoming Oregon State Champions. As an adult, Kyle enjoyed hiking, camping, and taking the dog, Nova, on long walks. His hobbies included: target shooting, playing video games, poker, cooking, gardening, and fantasy football. Kyle was a devout fan of the Standford Cardinal, Detroit Lions, and New York Yankees.

All who knew him remember Kyle as having a big heart and a wicked sense of humor. He thirsted for knowledge and continually tried to better himself through learning. Kyle is remembered by those he met throughout his life to be an all-around nice and kind person. He is forever loved by his family and friends.

Kyle is preceded in death by grandparents Barbara and Dennis Peterson and grandmother Mary Olsen. Kyle is survived by his parents, Steven Peterson married to Rebecca Peterson and Lynn Bauer married to Kurt Bauer; siblings Carrie Wylam married to John Wylam, Ashley Chinn married to Stephen Chinn, and Taylor Bauer. Kyle leaves behind his two nephews, Tyler and Nathan Wylam.

A celebration of Kyle’s life will be held Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at 11:00 in the morning at Gresham Memorial Chapel. The family would like to request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the following groups that assisted in the search efforts for Kyle: Pacific Northwest Search & Rescue, Portland Mountain Rescue, and Mountain Wave Emergency Communications.