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Arthur W. Peterson

May 01, 1937 - October 27, 2020

Celebration of Art's Life - Graveside Service

June 12, 2021
- 2:00 PM

Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo, North Dakota


Boulger Funeral Home

Arthur W. Peterson

May 01, 1937 - October 27, 2020


Art’s Live Streamed Graveside Service can be viewed below:

Arthur “Art” Peterson Jr. passed away at Eventide on 32nd, Fargo ND with his wife and daughter at his side on Tuesday, October 27th at the age of 83.

Art was born May 1st, 1937 in Erhard, MN to Mary Sha and Arthur Peterson Sr. Art joined the Navy in 1956 and served his country for 2 years. Art met the love of his life, Arlene (Safarik) Peterson, in Chicago at a USO dance in 1956. A few months later Art and Arlene were married. They shared their life together for 64 years. Art worked as a farm laborer for many years in the Buffalo/Alice, ND area. For a few years during his time in the Buffalo/Alice area Art was also the head chef at the Bison, a local supper club in Buffalo. In 1991 Art and Arlene moved to Enderlin, ND where Art was the maintenance supervisor at Hillcrest Manner (Mary Hill Manor) for 15 years. During his time in Enderlin he served as head chef for the Auxillary and VFW Post 9050, was a two-time Post Commander for Post 9050, a VFW Honor Guard and was very active serving his church, First Lutheran. Art was a hardworking, kindhearted, loving and gracious man. His smile and laughter brightened the days of those who were around him. Art spent the last 2 ½ years of his life living at Eventide on 32nd in Fargo, ND after suffering a stroke in March of 2018. He loved his time there and embraced the opportunity to live life to its’ fullest during his twilight years. Art served on resident advocacy committees, participated in numerous activities, went to bible study, attended church, enjoyed coloring and was a member the Eventide Chime Choir. The staff at Eventide became a part of Art’s beloved family. They cared for him in a kind, loving and dignified manner always wanting to care for him in the best possible way.

Arthur “Art” Peterson Jr. is survived by his wife, Arlene Peterson, West Fargo, ND, his son and daughter in law Donald and Sherry Peterson, Buffalo, ND, his daughter and son in law Barbara and Craig Stangler, Enderlin, ND, his daughter Deborah (Peterson) Wald, West Fargo, ND, his daughter Brenda (Peterson) Leifeld, River Falls, WI, his daughter Christine (Peterson) Hanzlik, Yankton, SD, 24 grandchildren including their spouses, and 16 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Donna Miller (Tom), Margaret (Maggie) Bjorgum, Jeanette (Jeanie) Pribbenow (Bruce) and many beloved nieces and nephews. Art was preceded in death by his parents Mary Sha, Frank (Tom) Sha, Arthur Peterson Sr, his son in law Tom Wald (Deborah) and his beloved dog, Sophie.

A celebration of life service will be held at the Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo ND on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2:00 P.M.


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15 responses to “Arthur W. Peterson”

  1. Rhonda (Paul) Moyer says:

    Arlene, Barbara, Don, Deb, Brenda and Christine,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband and father. Our family was blessed to have his kind, smiling face in our daily lives for many years. He was a good man. My heart goes out to all of you.
    In sympathy, love and friendship,

  2. Doug and Jaci Gately says:

    Thinking of your family at this difficult time.

  3. LaVonne and Don Ruud, cousin says:

    Arlene and family, sorry to hear of Art’s passing! Our sympathy and prayers!

  4. Daniel J Welle says:

    Rest in god art I will always remember fishing and working with you at Little Toad We had fun

  5. KAL and Connie Boyd says:

    A kind and honorable man whose life set a loving example for his children and grandchildren. Peace and comfort to his family and friends.

  6. Darren and Lynn Paylson says:

    Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Art-rest in peace and while we never met please know you raised one of my favorite women on the planet. I’m pretty sure you loved your Deb beyond measure, as do I. Peace to your soul💕💕🙏🏻🙏🏻

  7. Ruby and Marla McCann says:

    The family of Art Peterson: So sorry to hear of Art’s death. Our prayers are with you.

  8. Deb Jordet says:

    Art was the BEST man ever! He was ALWAYS there to help someone. He did so much working at Hillcrest in Enderlin. It could be to give someone a ride, start a vehicle, or even pull employees out of the ditch he was ALWAYS there! LOVED that man. Deepest sympathy to all……Arlene, Cherish your memories, you were married to the kindest person I know.

  9. Linda (Peterson) Riebe says:

    I just saw that cousin Art passed away. We had many laughs in the past growing up. I remember when you all used to come Leech Lake every summer. The last time I saw him was at the lake/campground by Frazee. My prayers to the family.

  10. Renate and Todd Froelich, friends says:

    Sorry for your loss. Art was a very kind man. I will cherish the memories. Arlene and family I will we thinking of you during this difficult time.

  11. Brian Paul says:

    I will always cherish the memories of Art and his family while our families shared times at the Murry farms . What a wonderful period of time. Art is one of the kindest men I’ve ever known. My condolences to all of Arts family and friends.

  12. Kayla Sackenreuter says:

    Blessed to have known & cared for Art. I will never forget him. Thank you for sharing him with us! Such a remarkable guy ❤️

  13. Jeanne Mae Johnson says:

    Extending my condolences to Arlene and family.
    I worked with Arlene at Hillcrest Manor and Art was in Maintenance. Art was always cheerful, smiley, and kind to everyone. Very good memories there those years.
    Blessings to you all

  14. Jeanne Mae Johnson says:

    I worked with Arlene at MaryHill way back
    Art worked there also
    Art was always pleasant, smiley, and happy
    I enjoyed my days there with you both
    My heartfelt condolences to you, Arlene and family

  15. Mary (Lafrentz) Jassman says:

    My love and prayers for the entire family. I am so sorry for your devastating loss. May he rest in peace.

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