James Eugene Petersen, age 82, passed away peacefully at home on April 13, 2022.
Jim was born on 6/17/1939 in Staples, Minnesota. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp after graduating from Graveraet High School in Marquette, MI.
Jim worked in the Core Drilling Industry and had a notable career with Longyear Drilling Company. Jim’s strong work ethics and passion for core drilling had him working all over the US to support his family.
Jim was the number one Green Bay Packers fan and passed on his love of the Packers to his children. Jim was the all-around fix it guy (done Jim’s way; duct tape, spray paint, gorilla glue and staples). He loved crafting, his favorite was painting Packers and U of U gnomes for everyone. Jim was an avid reader, political debater and always a jokester.
Jim married Joan Edith Krieg in Marquette, MI on 12/21/1963. He is survived by his wife Joan and their children; Mark Petersen (Brett Becker), Ramona Nielsen (Roy), Jamie Christensen (John), Jeanette Petersen, Jacqueline Petersen, James Petersen (Michelle). Granddaughters Madison Roe and Jorden Otterstrom. Sister, Marguerite Adair, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was loved by all.
Preceded in death by his parents Robert and Margaret, brothers Richard and Robert, sisters Geraldine, Patricia and Mary.
Laid to rest at a private family graveside service at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy.
In lieu of flowers you may donate to the American Cancer Society.