Henry Dan “Sonny” Peterson - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Obituaries

Henry Dan “Sonny” Peterson

Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 1:32 am

Henry Dan “Sonny” Peterson passed away on May 16, 2019 of natural causes. He was born in Seldovia, AK on April 24, 1937 to Martin and Alexandria “Lottie” Peterson. The youngest of 10 children, Sonny spent his early youth living between Seldovia and Peterson Bay across from the Homer Spit. Where his grandfather Dan Peterson owned both a fox farm and a fish-trap.

When he was 12 years old his father died of a heart attack leaving Sonny to be the sole provider for his mother and sister who had downs syndrome. He accomplished this by taking over the operation of his fathers' boat the “Sonny Boy” drift netting in Cook Inlet.