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Jerry W. Peterson

December 11, 1944 - April 28, 2021

Funeral Service - Monday

May 03, 2021
- 1:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Monday

May 03, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Jerry W. Peterson

December 11, 1944 - April 28, 2021


Jerry’s Live Streamed Funeral Service can be viewed below:

Jerry W. Peterson, 76, Fargo passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Sanford Hospice House, Fargo.

Jerry was born December 11, 1944 in Fargo, North Dakota to Gilman and Ella (Johnson) Peterson. He graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1962 and attended Wahpeton School of Science where he earned his degree in Printing in 1965.

He married Julie Johnson on January 12, 1963 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead, MN.

He worked in printing until 1966 when he joined the Fargo Fire Department. He worked for the Fire Department until 1986 when he had to retire due to work injuries.

He loved attending sporting and school events for his children and grandchildren who he loved to spend as much time with as he could. He was always tinkering on vehicles, lawn equipment and things that might need to be fixed. He had a passion for collecting coins and putting them in “Cheese Whiz” jars. He enjoyed visiting with his brothers, mother and father and making conversation.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Julie; children, Shannon Zanmiller, Scott Peterson, Jerry “Babe” Peterson, Jim Peterson; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Walker; brother, Duane (Joanne) Peterson and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Lyle Peterson, Gordon Peterson, Vernon Peterson and Donna Chapman.

Jerry’s Video Tribute can be viewed below:


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18 responses to “Jerry W. Peterson”

  1. Mary Havelange says:

    Julie my friend….My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry for your loss of your husband Jerry. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  2. Cindy Rodlund-Murdock says:

    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thougths and prayers. May all your treasured memories help you through the days and weeks ahead. Hugs

  3. Connie and Paul Backen says:


  4. Scott Brekke says:

    Very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed our conversations.

  5. Linda Birmingham says:

    Julie, Shannon, Scott and Babe,
    So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. My heart breaks for you all. Hold on to all of the great memories!♥️

  6. Gerald Weiss says:

    So sorry for your loss
    I always enjoyed our conversations

  7. LuAnn Moore says:

    Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. May you and your family find peace.

  8. Patty Farney Schnabel says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to your family. I’m grateful to have grown up on 13th Ave. S. with great neighbors like y’all. Jerry was a role model for us all.

  9. Phyllis (Heaton) Hohle says:

    Dear Julie,

    I was so saddened to read of Jerry’s passing. I always loved seeing the two of you at high school reunions or wherever our paths crossed. That mustache! Loved it and he wore it so well.

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear husband. My heart aches for you as you had such a long and happy life together!

  10. Earl Beverly Wenthin says:

    Dear Julie and Family, Earl and I are so sad about your loss. I remember growing up with Jerry. We had lots of fun as kids; I am smiling thinking about a kiss when Jerry and I were about 10. We have you and your family in our prayers.

    Love and Hugs Earl and Bev Wenthin

  11. Joann and John Lawrence says:

    Our sympathy to you and your family Julie. We always enjoyed interactions with Jerry when we lived on Southgate.

  12. Lois Hartman says:

    Dear Julie and family,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your Jerry. So many good times we’ve shared in Fargo/Moorhead and fun times in Vegas. Those memories always make me smile.
    You need to hold tight to all your memories of years spent with Jerry, as they help fill the hole left in your heart.
    May God help you and yours thru these difficult days and know I care deeply!
    Hugs of friendship, love and prayers to ya’ll.
    Much love, Lois

  13. Loretta Bartholomay says:

    Julie and family, I am saddened by Jerry’s passing. I was always so happy to see him….such a uplifting spirit!! May he rest now in peace.

  14. David & Carole Johnston says:

    Julie and family we extend our sympathy to you and family on the passing of Jerry. We have good memories of you an family at Bethlehem Lutheran and the boys at South High and soccer and other events. Seems like years ago that Dave talked to one of the boys at Court Plus. All getting older just like our kids, Kevin, Brian and Tara.
    May God be with you all today at the service at Boulders.

    God Bless

  15. Janet A. Patterson says:

    My dear Julie and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Jerry. I am so sorry that I cannot be there, but know I am praying for you and your family at this most difficult time. As I looked at the pictures of Jerry and you and your family it brings back all the memories we all shared when we were in school. I still have that big furry stuffed dog that Jerry and Bob bought me for Christmas. We were teenagers and doing hola hoops at my house on first Avenue south. There are so many great and crazy memories I have of Jerry. My parents liked Jerry and Bob. They were at my house almost everyday. Hugs to you Julie. Jerry will be greatly missed. Goodbye Jerry, RIP and I will miss you. Hugs and love, Janet (Reitan)Patterson,,

  16. Jim English says:

    Jerry was a good Friend during those long ago school days. He was always Smiling actually more like a Grin.

  17. Diane Etterman Lambert says:

    Julie, I just read about Jerry and I send condolences to you and your family. I remember you both from the Red Owl days. You guys were so wonderful and always made me very special. Every time I would run into Jerry he would break into a huge grin and so interested in what I was doing. It is with deep sadness that I write to you. I live in Henderson, NV so I can’t join you today. I am with you in spirit and I wish God’s Blessings, Grace, and Peace.

  18. Rory Weiss and Wendy Nordin says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

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