James Jim "Petey" Peterson (1932 - 2017)

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James, Jim "Petey" Peterson, 85, passed away on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. He left this world peacefully with his brother, Jay, at his side and began a new life of eternal rest and peace with his Savior Jesus in heaven.
A worship service celebrating his victory will be held at his home church of the last 25 years, Peace Lutheran Church, in Eagle River, Alaska, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. All are invited to join for a luncheon in the Peace fellowship hall following the service.
Jim was born in Eufula, Okla., on May 5, 1932. Jim was an Army veteran that served during the Korean War. Jim moved to Alaska in July 1970. He began working at API in 1972, and then began a 20-plus-year career as a Teamster trucker and shop steward for MOA Solid Waste Services.
Jim married Betty on May 5, 1976. Jim enjoyed traveling with Betty, many trips to Dawson City and the Alcan Highway, fishing, hunting, baseball and 9-Ball. Jim and Betty both enjoyed "flipping" houses 20 years before it became a popular TV show. Jim was a man of style, both in dress and demeanor; a generous man of wit and humor. Always the consummate gentleman.
Jim loved his church family and was loved by them, also. He was a Deacon and a valued member of the church; his counsel will be deeply missed. We rejoice that Jim is now a part of an eternal family with Jesus in heaven.
Jim is survived by his son, Markus; his stepsons, Rand and Ryan Dybdahl; and his brothers, Billy Henry and James "Jay" Williams. He was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Betty; his parents; by his brother, Curtis Peterson; and his sisters, Opal Stanley and Betty Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests you that please send any memorial gifts to Peace Lutheran Church, 11555 Birch Hills Drive, Eagle River, AK 99577.
Those that knew Jim well knew his favorite passage from God's Word. He loved and was eager to share the peace and joy that Ephesians 2:8-9 offers for it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.
Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Dec. 6, 2017
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