MARQUETTE, Mich. - John Alvin "Jack" Peterson, age 82, of 575 Brookton Road, Marquette, entered eternal life Friday afternoon, August 10, 2012, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans.
Jack was born November 9, 1929, in Ishpeming, a son of Arnold and Blanche (Heard) Peterson. Following graduation from high school, he enrolled at Northern Michigan University, pursuing a course of study in forestry. From January 1951 through October 1952, Jack served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal. For many years, he was employed in sales with the Bancroft Dairy and later served as a relief driver for the business. He retired in 1982. Jack enjoyed the outdoors and all that nature had to offer with fishing and hunting among his interests and pleasures. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and Richard Jopling Post 44 of the American Legion.
Jack is survived by his daughter, Jill (Frank) Hulverson of Marquette, and son, Al Peterson of Lake Independence; a granddaughter, Karen (Steve) Rehn of Ishpeming; and his great-granddaughter, Addison Rehn of Ishpeming. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Karen of 25 years and his wife, Nancy of 24 years.
John A. ‘Jack’ Peterson
Friends may call at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 12:00 p.m. with the Rev. Darryl Small officiating. Burial will be in the Park Cemetery. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family where condolences may be expressed online at www.swansonlundquistfuneralhome.com