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Rev. Jerome S. "Jerry" Petersen

1936 - 2013 Notice Condolences
Rev.  Jerome S. "Jerry" Petersen Notice
Petersen, Rev. Jerome S. "Jerry" Age 77, of West Bend, was called home to be with his Lord on Friday October 4, 2013. Hartland High School class of 1953. Dana College in Blair, NB, Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA. Ordained as a pastor on June 4, 1961 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Hartland. Jerry served as pastor of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Warren, IL and Grace Lutheran Church in Grafton for 35 years, retiring in 2000. Jerry is survived by his wife, Joan; four sons, Rev. Mark (Peggy) Petersen, Joel (Jody) Petersen, Paul (Carol) Petersen, and Steve (Kristin) Petersen; 15 grandchildren, Jocelyn, Briana, Ashley, Nathan, Eric, Andrew, Connor, Alayna, Luke, Levi, Matthew, John, Jim, Noah, and Ben; two great-grandchildren, Avery and Carson; other relatives and many friends. We will be celebrating Jerry's life because he is risen with a funeral service on Monday at 6:30 PM at Grace Lutheran Church in Grafton (716 6th Ave.). Visitation will be at Grace Church on Sunday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Monday from 5:00 PM until the time of service. Cremation will follow at Myrhum ~ Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, and Inurnment will be in Cedar Community Memorial Garden. Memorials to St. Luke Building Fund, Brick by Brick for Tanzania, or Cedar Community are appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be expressed at
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Oct. 6, 2013
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