In loving memory of

W. John Peterson
July 9, 1942 - July 19, 2019

W. John Peterson, 77, of Rushford, MN died on Friday, July 19, 2019 at his home with his family at his side.
John was born on July 9, 1942, in Lanesboro, MN to Walter J. and Opal (Norby) Peterson and raised in Choice, MN. He was united in marriage to Jean Fogal on November 23, 1963. John worked at Bakken Construction in Rushford until the early 1970's when he started his own construction business. He enjoyed NASCAR, boating on the Mississippi, working in his shop and on his cars, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. He was a past member of the Rushford Fire Department.
John is survived by his wife, Jean; two children: Brad (Caryn) Peterson of La Crescent, MN, and Kim (Dean) Mierau of Rushford, MN; six grandchildren: Cayle, Gabe, Gunnar, Chason, Olivia, and Anna; a great-grandchild, Junior; and six siblings: Roggie Himlie, Pauline Cada, Roger Peterson, Steven Peterson, Jackie Whetstone, and Sherrie Hanson, and all of his friends from the table of knowledge at Stumpy's.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Wanda.
There will be a 2:00 p.m. memorial service on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the funeral home.
The family prefers memorials directed to the Eagle's Cancer Telethon.
Please leave a memory of John and sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com

Tributes

Ann Fenney Horswill wrote on Jul 27, 2019:

"Jean and family, I am sorry to learn of W. John?s death. May memories of wonderful family times sustain you now and in the future to bring you peace and comfort. He lives on in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved him."

Craig Woxland wrote on Jul 25, 2019:

"Jean and Family, I'm sorry for your loss. I will always remember John as one of the kindest and friendly persons I have known. We will all miss him. Your in my prayers. "

Kathy (Bakken) Mortland wrote on Jul 23, 2019:

"I am sorry to hear of W. John's passing and am thinking of you Jean, Sherrie and all the rest of the family. I was only a kid when he worked with my Dad, but I always remember my parents having so many good things to say about him and his work then and over all the years. The W was such a mystery to me then! And it remains so..... Take care. "

Judy Bearbower wrote on Jul 23, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss Jean and Family@"

Judy Bearbower wrote on Jul 23, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss Jean!"

Rod Woxland wrote on Jul 22, 2019:

"Jean and Family sorry to hear of W. John's passing. I will always remember working John during summers while in College he was a great person and will be missed by many. I will pray for you and your family. Rod Woxland"

Rob & Bettie Lou Bunke wrote on Jul 22, 2019:

"Jean & family; So sorry to hear of W. John's passing. We always thought so much of him. We had him do work for us different times and just enjoyed being with him. Bettie Lou and express our deepest sympathy and pray that the good Lord will help you through the grieving time. We wish you and your family the very best. Rob & Bettie Lou Bunke"

Liz Fenner wrote on Jul 22, 2019:

"Jean and family, my sympathy to you in John's passing. Liz (Bellock) Fenner"

Dawn Mayasich wrote on Jul 22, 2019:

"Jean, Brad, Kim and families~ I was saddened to hear of W. John's passing. He was a very wonderful man and will be greatly missed! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Dawn and Jim Mayasich"

Barbara Sarvi wrote on Jul 22, 2019:

"Jean and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have many great memories of John at Wednesday night bingo. Sending you hugs Jean. Barbara Sarvi"

Peggy Manion Zdon wrote on Jul 21, 2019:

"Jean and family, I am so sorry to hear Of Johns passing. When you were dating John I was a friend of Junes and we all thought John was the handsomest boy we ever saw, I will remember all of you in prayer."

Larry and janice Johnson wrote on Jul 21, 2019:

"Jean and family we are so saddened to hear about John's passing. He's a wonderful man and will be missed so much."

Linda Danielson wrote on Jul 21, 2019:

"Jean and Family, So sorry to hear of John's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Sharon and Maynard Rustad wrote on Jul 21, 2019:

"Jean and family, Our deepest sympathy as you grieve W John! He was a great guy and will be missed deeply! Our sincere love and prayers!"

Cathy Bakkum wrote on Jul 21, 2019:

"Jean and Family, so sorry to hear of Johns passing, our sympathies and prayer to you and your families!!!!"

Larry and Juanita Palmby wrote on Jul 21, 2019:

"Our sympathies to the Peterson families"

Bob and Ardelle Bieberdorf wrote on Jul 20, 2019:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Pat Georgens wrote on Jul 20, 2019:

"Jean & family, I'm sorry to hear of John's passing. My thoughts are with you."

Jeanette and Eldon Dahl wrote on Jul 20, 2019:

"Oh Jean and family, we are at a loss for words! We are so very sorry to read of John passing away. Our most sincere sympathy and please know our prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Jeanette and Eldon Dahl"

Eric & Cindy Vitse wrote on Jul 20, 2019:

"Jean & family- Our sympathies to you all. "

Bonnie Engrav Boettcher wrote on Jul 20, 2019:

"Jean and Family: I was so saddened when I heard about your W John passing away. He always so friendly whenever i was in Rushford and would see him. He seemed never to forget anyone. I am sure he was in much pain and now he is over that. Keep all the wonderful times you have had in your heart, and maybe after a while you can think of those and smile. I know he sure was good at what he did. He is someone you never will forget. Love lives on. Bonnie Engrav Boettcher"

Tammie Rothering wrote on Jul 20, 2019:

"Jean and family, So sorry to hear about John. You have our deepest sympathy in this time of sorrow. Tammie & Chris Rothering "

Linden and Heidi wrote on Jul 20, 2019:

"Jean and Family, so very sorry to hear about W John! Linden and I are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. "