June 7, 2023
John Peterson Jr, age 96, of Baltic, SD, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Dells Nursing and Rehab Center in Dell Rapids, SD.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at the Minnehaha Funeral Home in Baltic, SD with Rev. Randall Questad officiating. Burial will follow at the West Nidaros Cemetery rural Crooks, SD.
There was a time to greet family before the funeral on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to the time of service at 11:00.
John Peterson Jr was born March 15, 1927 at the family home in Baltic, SD to John and Ruth (Lindh) Peterson. He was raised in Baltic and graduated from Baltic High School. John Jr lived in Baltic most of his adult life. His primary work was building roads for a road construction company until his retirement from that business at the age of 50. He then worked for the elevator in Baltic. He had various duties at the elevator but arguably his favorite was making deliveries to area farmers. Being a very social man, John loved to visit, and he always found a little extra time to catch up with his friends and customers.
Three years ago, John found it necessary to move to Dells Nursing and Rehab. He did well there and enjoyed visiting and being around others. He was very sharp minded and kept his good wit and memory til the end.
John is survived by his three nieces, Marlene Peterson of Sioux Falls, SD, Rhonda (Bill) Warren of Hartford, SD, and Peggy (Kurt) Hisel of Sioux Falls, SD; and other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ruth Peterson; brother, Rolf and his wife Marilyn Peterson.