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Goglin Funeral Home, Yankton
Thursday September 6th, 2018

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Gerald Orin Peterson

Gerald O. "Jerry" Peterson, born April 6, 1956, was called to heaven on August 31, 2018 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD at the age of 62 years, 4 months, and 25 days. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, September 6 at 3:00 p.m. (with visitation the hour prior) at Goglin Funeral Home in Yankton.
Jerry was born to Marvin Peterson, Sr. and Patricia Kassube in Deadwood, SD. He grew up in South Dakota and Montana. He served a short time in the Army National Guard at Yankton and worked several jobs through the years, including: Stuelpnagels, Cimpls, Mission Hill Grain Elevator, and various other farming occupations. He especially loved doing work for his good friends, Pat and Pearl Lyons.
Jerry had a passion for gardening. Westerns, both reading the novels and watching the movies, were a favorite pastime as well. He was always willing to lend a hand to whomever needed it, and enjoyed visiting with family and friends, always with a joke to tell.
Jerry will be greatly missed by his siblings and friends. Brothers: Sonny Peterson, Tucson, AZ; Rick Peterson, Tucson, AZ; Jesse Peterson, New Town, ND; Clifford (Jolene) Peterson, Mandaree, ND.  Sisters: Delores (Dallas) Roadifer, Rapid City, SD; Rita Peterson, Yankton, SD; Phyllis (Hugh) Luark, Yankton, SD; Cindy (Richard) Kennedy, Volin, SD; Melinda Memelle, Omaha, NE; Brenda (David) Luebbe, Milford, NE; Anna Marie (Gary) Grimm, Omaha, NE. Several nieces and nephews. He was a devoted guardian/father to Donald Crump. He will also be missed by his special friend, Cheryl Snoozy and his beloved pet, Baby Dog.
Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Blake, step-father, Roy Blake, and siblings Matthew and Elaine Peterson. 

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All of us at PNS will miss your jingling steps. Rest in peace.

Mary Jo Juffer Sep 7 2018 1:35 AM

To the family of Jerry, he has been a long time family friend even taking care of my youngest brother, Donald, for all these years along with when our dad got sick. He always knew how to make you smile when you didnt think or feel like smiling! He will be greatly missed by all of us! Jerry, we know you are smiling down, hanging out with dad enjoying yourself pain free without limitations!!

Amber Fisher (Crump) Sep 6 2018 2:57 AM

Thoughts and prayers to Jerrys family. He was a thoughtful, kind and considerate guy. My parents (Pat & Pearl) and all our family will miss Jerry and his kind ways. God Bless.

Linda Slowey Sep 5 2018 12:13 AM

To my friend, Rita & her family, our deepest sympathies to you & your family. May God help you find peace. So sorry for your loss.

Lee & Alice Johnson Sep 4 2018 10:27 PM

Rest in peace my friend. Lilly pad will miss her crazy Jerry as will I

Sherman & Pat Taber Sep 4 2018 6:32 AM

Jerry & I worked together for a while at the Dollar Tree. He was a great friend & hard worker. I will never forget him.

Vicki Lammers Sep 4 2018 2:42 AM

Sorry for the loss Jerry was and always will be in my heart he helped me through some really hard times and will never be forgotten. RIP Uncle Jerry

Matthew Sweeney Sep 2 2018 10:51 PM