Held On Saturday October 24th 2015 at Petersons Harley Davidson 19400 N.W. 2nd Avenue Miami Florida.
Phil was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on February 24, 1924. He spent his early years on a Cherry Farm in Door County, Wisconsin until he enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served on combat on destroyers, in both the Atlantic and Pacific, during WWII as a Machinist First Mate First Class.
He was a lifelong Harley Rider who started as a Circuit Racer and opened his first dealership in Key West Florida in the early ’50s followed by the Miami Gardens shop in ’65 and in ’06 he moved his Cutler Bay dealership to its current location in Miami.
If you lived in Florida and rode a Harley you knew who Phil Peterson was. Over the years, it included riders from all over the country. Phil was well known for the many charitable events he sponsored or was involved in and things he did for others. Some of the events included the Florida Key West Poker Run with the Rotary Club to raise money for Diabetes Research, the Children’s Cancer Caring Center, and the Red Cross Blood Donor Drives. He also sponsored the Toys In The Sun Run for the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Cancer Caring Center.
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