DEFOREST- James D. Peterson, age 76, passed away unexpectedly on June 27, 2019. He was born in Park Falls, Wisc., on December 10, 1942, the son of Donald and Agnes Peterson. Jim graduated from East High School and worked as a truck driver for paper companies.
He enjoyed hunting and was an avid fisherman. He was an original member of the Madison Fishing Expo and Four Lakes Bass Club. Jim worked for many charities benefiting children. In his later years, he enjoyed frequenting casinos.
Jim is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Peterson; son, Gary Peterson (Tammy Westphal); grandson, Andrew Peterson; and brothers, Jeff (Dianne) Peterson and Ronald (Betty) Peterson.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry, in 1979.
Per Jim’s wishes, his family will have a private celebration of his life at a later date.
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