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Ray Peterson

Ray Peter Peterson, 86, of Brandon passed away, Thursday, September 25, 2015 at his home after a battle with lung cancer with his family surrounding him.

Visitation will be 5-7pm, Monday, September 28, 2015, at Heritage Funeral Home, 4800 S Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls. Funeral Services will be 10am Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at Splitrock Lutheran Church 48295 258th St, Brandon.

Ray Peter Peterson, son of Peter and Martha Mae (McElroy) Peterson, was born October 22, 1928 in Elrod, SD. Ray entered the US Navy October 15, 1949 and was released October 14, 1953. On January 3, 1970, he married Joy Anderson in Canton, SD. Ray worked as a foreman for SoDak Distributing Company in Sioux Falls for 40+ years. After retirement, Ray decided to fix, repair and paint tractors and sometimes had a hard time selling them as he didn't want to part with them. At one time, he had 17 Tractors for their 1 acre of land. Ray also enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with family, Sunday dinners, and attending church at Splitrock Lutheran Church.

Ray will be deeply missed by his daughter's Michele (Chris) Gustafson, Sioux Falls, Bonnie Sperle, Sioux Falls, and son Tom Peterson, Sioux Falls; his grandchildren, Javaar (Kristy) Gustafson, Isabella Gustafson, Sage Gustafson, Chantel Baumgard, Roger (Hannah) Sperle, Jared (Jessica) Sperle, Deanna Sperle and Talon Peterson; six great grandchildren; 4 sisters and 1 brother, and many nieces and nephews.

Ray is preceded in death by his wife, Joy, of 44 years, his sister Gladys Grinde, a sister Alice Ness, and his parents Peter and Martha Mae Peterson.


Published in The Argus Leader on Sept. 27, 2015
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