John Harvey Peterson, 62, of Pepin, WI went home to his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN after a courageous 4-year battle with cancer. He was born August 24, 1960 in Rochester, MN; son of Harvey and Marguerite (Meyer) Peterson.
He graduated from Wykoff High School. Following high school he attended and graduated from the Colorado School of Trade for gunsmithing. After graduation, John worked at Dale’s Gun Shop in Rochester. He then worked as a union carpenter in Rochester.
He met Deanna Anderson in 2007 and they were married on January 12, 2008 in Rochester, MN. John and Deanna lived in Florida for 1 ½ years before moving to Huron, South Dakota where they started their family. In 2014, they moved back to the Pepin area to be closer to family.
John did carpentry work and was a stay-at-home dad. He was very involved with his three children, spending time with them, taking them to school, dance lessons and other activities. He loved to go with his family to various antique tractor shows throughout the Midwest where they enjoyed operating his Minneapolis tractor steam engine. He was an avid reader. He also loved working on his guns and hunting.
He was an active in the church attending Bible studies and being a listener for AWANA.
John was a good and faithful husband and an amazing and godly father. He was a friend to all, thoughtful, hardworking, capable in several areas. He will be greatly missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Deanna; children, Timothy, Mary and Gabriel, all at home; his mother, Margie Peterson of Spring Valley, MN; his father-in-law, Dean Anderson of Durand, WI; his sister-in-laws, Tracey (Jon Mann) Anderson of Rochester, MN, Beth (Kurt) Friedrich of Maiden Rock, WI, Maria (James) McLain of Peoria, AZ; his brother-in-law Steve (Martha) Anderson of Fall Creek, WI; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Harvey; brother, James; his mother-in-law, Mary Anderson; and brother-in-law, Timothy Anderson.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at the Plum City Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Phillip Bloomdahl officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand, WI and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Pepin, WI. To express on-line condolences, visit obituaries at www.goodrichfh.com
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