Walter O. Peterson III

walter peterson iii

March 3, 1951 ~ August 21, 2017

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Dr. Walter O. Peterson, III, 66, born March 3, 1951, joined those who passed before him in heaven August 21, 2017. Walter was a proud, but never boastful man with amazing inner strength. He served his country honorably as a helicopter medic in Vietnam from January 21, 1970 to January 25, 1973. He was active reserve until January 25, 1976, in the United States Navy. Upon his return to Pueblo, he became a 3rd generation chiropractor where he built his wonderful life while continuing to heal and help others. Walter leaves the shattered hearts of his bride and love of his life, that never left his side, Suzi Peterson; children that hold his heart, Lacey Peterson, Cody Peterson and Melissa Lindgren; step-son, Jeff (Dana) Buerger; grandson, Atticus; loving sister, Beverly; and all of his family inherited from Suzi. This is not his ending because his memory will remain in the hearts of those he loved and those who truly loved him for eternity. Celebration of life, 11 a.m. Thursday, August 31, at St. Joseph Hall, 1145 S. Aspen Rd. The family respectfully requests, in lieu of food and flowers, memorials be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758540, Topeka, KS 66675. Online condolences,

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  1. See you later on Walt. I’ll say thanks then. I always said you couldn’t quit working until I didn’t need you any more. You blew that buddy. You were not only my chiropractor but a friend.

  2. Walt was a wonderful person and a great Chiropractor. I was a patient of Walt, Walt’s brother, Dick, and Walt’s Dad. I was also Walts friend when I lived in Pueblo. My condolences go out to the children and family of Walt. He will be sadly missed.

  3. My prayers are with your family. My son, Sammy went to him and I’ve had him as a Dr for many years. He always was so nice and always made me and my son feel better after an adjustment. You will have an angel watching over you.

  4. My deepest sympathy and most sincere condolences to this wonderful man’s family and loved ones.
    My husband and I depended on him for over thirty years. We ask for appointments with “Young Walt” back then.
    His positive and radiant presence was as healing as hands.
    He was our friend as well as our doctor.
    He will be whole heartedly missed by both of us.
    Judy and Chuck

  5. To Walt Peterson’s family.
    I have went to Walt since 1972 and Wow what an awesome friend and Dr. He will be greatly missed. We were in saddle club together and my Daughters babysit his children. The day Walt passed I know we lost a friend but rest assured Heaven gained an Angel. We will all miss you Walt Peterson. And to the family we will continue to lift you all up in prayers. God Bless you Dr. Walt Peterson and Family!!!!

  6. To Mrs. Peterson and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear the passing of Dr. Peterson. He was a great doctor to me. He talked about you all a lot when I came in for my visits. He was a sweet man. I know my family extends their condolences to yours. He will be missed.

  7. So sorry & shocked about Dr. Peterson’s passing. I used to go to his dad before & then went to Walter III when he began practicing. My brother also went to him. He always gave me good advice and I felt like he was more of a friend than a doctor. I will miss him terribly. Rest in peace!

  8. Walt will be missed by so many. I had the pleasure for working for him, his dad and uncle in the 80’s. All of his patients loved him dearly. He also played softball with my father for many years. He was a very dear friend of our family. He will always hold a special spot in my heart.

  9. To Bev and the Peterson Family,
    My deepest condolences on Walt’ passing. I knew Walt from his tennis days at City Park years ago. He was a sophomore at Central when I was a senior. He was such a great guy. His smile was wonderful. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. Dr. Walt is going to be missed by so many people. We had a professional relationship, but more importantly we became good friends. He gave me such good advice on so many aspects of life…, including medicine. We shared so many patients in our practices, his patients loved him dearly and respected his abilities greatly. He was an amazing doctor. Rest in peace Walter. Suzi and family…, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. I came to Walter in early 1980 ‘s he kept from falling Part and was able to go back to work and continue to work for many more year to come . And Walter was more of a friend than only a chiropractor he was very good at both. I will surely miss him my deepest condolences to all his family.

  12. My Mother is a current patient of Walt’s and he gave excellent care to her these last almost 30 yrs. She along with myself are very sadden by his passing and he will definitely be missed by many. Prayers to his love ones.

  13. I attended Central High with Walt and we shared many classes together. He was a very warm, funny at times and caring person. As time went on and all of us went in different directions after graduation, I returned to Pueblo and Walt became my doctor. I trusted Walt and he was still a kind and caring person. Although no words can really help ease the loss that each and everyone bears, please know that my prayers are with each and everyone of his family. He will always be cherished

  14. I was Walt’s Geometry teacher at Central HS. I can’t even begin to tell you what other students I had in Walt’s class, but I remember him. He wasn’t the greatest math student, but he was tenacious.
    When I saw his picture in the paper announcing he was joining a chiropractic practice in Pueblo, I called and made an appointment and remained a client for many years.
    He will be missed and above all, remembered.

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