Gavan was born and raised in Newton, Kansas. He graduated from Newton High School in 1991. He received his BA degree from the Emporia State University and has a degree from the Kansas City school of Mortuary Arts.
He is proud to be a third generation Petersen and has worked in his family’s business since middle school where he began by washing vehicles after school. Gavan is our monuments manager and heads our monument branch store Quality Monuments.
Gavan is involved with many community projects and the development of Camp Hawk to provide free activities to young families and youth groups. He is also a supporter of “Girls Club” an organization to help young girls with their self-esteem, friendships and over all “well being”.
Gavan is an individual of traditional values. He strongly believes that the “viewing” at the visitation is vital for activating your support system and allows others to express their concern and love for you.