Gregory A. Peterson

gregory a. peterson
Gregory Allen Peterson was born to Edgard and Marcella (Paul) Peterson on January 7, 1957 in Ada, MN. He died at Sanford Health in Fargo on Saturday, April 27, 2019 after sustaining a traumatic brain injury due to a fall. His growing up years were in rural Twin Valley and then in Barnesville where he graduated from high school. His technical training was completed at Moorhead Vocational Technical School in auto mechanics. Most of Greg’s career was spent working in telecommunications at health systems in Fargo. At the time of his death he was working for Sanford Health System. Greg was united in marriage to Judith McMaines-Seminary and daughters Anne and Laura on March 18, 1995. Judy and Greg had just celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary with a memorable trip to North Carolina. Greg had many loves in his life including his family, friends, good food, travel, trips to Mexico, time at the lake, classic cars, yard work, gardening, entertaining others and his life as Bubba to his six amazing grandchildren whom he loved deeply. Greg was a good man who was always willing to lend a helping hand and his commitment to helping others extended far and wide. He is survived by his mother, Marcella Peterson; wife, Judy; daughters, Anne (Lucas) Stram and Laura (Christopher) Carlson; grandchildren, Oliver, Amelia and Eden Stram and Carter, Quinn, and Sylas Carlson; sister, Deb (Dwight) Olson; niece, Lisa (Chris) Dykes; great-nephews, Lochlan and Colm Dykes; nephew, Zach (Meghan) Olson; brothers-in-law, Mike McMaines, Jeff (Terry) McMaines, Jim (Jasel) McMaines; sister-in-law, Mary (Joe) Zander; uncles, Allan (Lorraine) Peterson and George (Peg) Paul; aunt, Carol (Pat) Mulchay; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Edgard Peterson; uncles and aunts, Carmen (Leona) Peterson, Ray (Sue) Paul, Donald (Bernice) Christensen, Terry Paul, and Joanne Terway; cousins, Chad Terway and Bruce Christensen; and mother and father-in-law, Catherine and Lee McMaines. There will be a Celebration of Life at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.

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  1. Dear Judy,
    I just heard about Greg’s passing, my heart goes out to you and your girls during this difficult time.
    I love you my friend, Sandy Brakke

  2. Judy and Family –

    I can’t even begin to tell all of you how deeply sorry we are…..You are in our thoughts and prayers – Kari and Bart Carlascio

  3. My deepest sympathies to Greg’s family. i worked with Greg at sanford and he was so helpful, respectful and kind. I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy Rohrig

  4. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Greg was my cousin. I knew him when we were kids ( 1960’s ) and I would spend time with Ed, Marcy, Greg and Debby at the Texaco station / Motel during the summer in Barnsville. I have many fond memories of those times spent with them. Greg was a great guy. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  5. Dear Judy and Anne,
    My heart goes out to you during this time and I am sending my prayers to help you through this unbelievable happening!! I cannot come to the funeral which is breaking my heart as I would have never missed it but I have classes I have to attend. Please forgive me…I will be with you in spirit and crying on my own. May God hold you up.
    Verna Eberhardt

  6. I had the honor of working with Greg at Sanford, and want to express to his family my deepest condolences, and share how much Greg was loved in the workplace. Greg was truly a model employee and coworker whose ready smile, quiet competence as well as calm, kind spirit were recognized and appreciated by all. He will be missed immensely here at Sanford, and I pray God’s comfort for his family and loved ones.

  7. Judy and family – From all of Greg’s friends and co-workers at Sanford we are still stunned and saddened by the loss of Greg. I have received so many comments the past few days on how much everyone enjoyed working with Greg. He had such a caring and friendly personality that made him both excellent at his job but also as a person. He has taught me so much over the years and will truly be missed.

  8. I worked with Greg at SU. Greg always had a smile and so helpful. RIP Greg. Thoughts and prayers for family.

  9. The world has lost one of the nicest, kindest people ever and we are so sad he has left too soon. Judy, Laura, and all of his family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and wish we could be there on Thursday to celebrate his life with you. Hugs to all of you!

  10. Hi Judy , it has been decades since I last saw you & Greg. I am very sorry to see his passing in the Forum. He was always respectful of everyone when I worked with you & him at St. Johns Hospital.Prayers during this most difficult time.

  11. My condolences to Greg’s family and loved ones. Greg was such a kind and gentle man during all our interactions at work. He will be missed.

  12. I was saddened to read of Greg’s passing. I worked with him at Sanford and he always had a smile on his face. He was quiet, but I enjoyed our conversations about your vacations in Mexico. You are all in my prayers.

  13. Judy and family,
    We are so sorry and saddened by Greg’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    KC, Barb, Madison and Co McConn

  14. I am so sad to hear this news. I worked with Greg way back in the Mexican Village days, what a fun, charming, kind man. All my very best to the family.
    Ann Leclerc

  15. My deepest sympathies to all of Greg’s family on his unexpected passing. We grew up across the street from Peterson’s and I have many fond memories of those days. Greg was one of the kindest man you would ever know…..he was caring, a hard worker, and had unconditional love for his family, friends and co-workers. Cherish your many memories of Greg and may God be with you in the days, weeks, and months to come. He will be missed by many.

  16. Dearest Judy and family,
    All of our hearts broke with yours…everyone at Sanford Health is grieving with you. Greg was simply the best. You were a lucky and blessed couple to have found each other-such a true love. I remember all the amazing trips, cooking, gardening, home remodeling, all that comes with children and the million other things you two did-always together. You were a couple that inspired others about the real meaning of marriage and family. Keep all those precious memories near. Love is forever.

  17. I worked with Greg at St.Ansgar/St. John’s and was so honored to have Greg on my team. He was an outstanding technician and a even more outstanding individual. I have many happy memories of our hours together and cherish them.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time.
    The world will miss him but will always smile at his memory

  18. Judy & Family

    Like most we are still in shock with the sudden passing of Greg. He was a great friend, co-worker, but most of all a great family man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Tad & Stephanie Vandermay

  19. Judy and family

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. May you have many happy memories to comfort you during
    this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Cindy and Les

  20. Judy my friend……Thoughts and prayers to you and your family today and in the days to come. There are no words. My love to you.

  21. Dear Judy,

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. He was such a wonderful man! I so enjoyed working with Greg way back in the Vibrosaun-Wolff Tan days. Please know that you and your family are in our hearts and our prayers.

    Larry and Jody Wentz

  22. Judy & Family,
    I’m so sorry, I couldn’t believe it when I heard. There wasn’t a nicer person in the world. Prayers are sent to you Judy and your family.🙏🙏🙏🙏
    You have some beautiful pictures and tribute to Greg. God Bless You All!!!
    Warren & Judy Ausk

  23. Judy and Family – I was so sorry to hear of Greg’s passing; my father (Greg’s uncle George) shared the sad news earlier this week. Greg was my cousin and we hadn’t seen each other for most of our adult lives but have many fond memories from childhood. I’m so terribly sorry for your loss.

  24. Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks with yours. Peace be with you as you release your Love to God.


  26. I got to know Greg over the past 17 years working at South University, he was always quick to fix my phone problems. Since we were both named Greg I would call him Mr Peterson. He had his office at the West end of the tunnel and I called it the Bat Cave and when he would respond to a call and I would pass him in the tunnel I would hum the Batman theme song as he rushed to a call. I will think of him always when I pass his office door where I know he had lots of pictures of his family on display. Missing you here Mr Peterson.

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