Winifred "Jerry" Peterson
August 24, 1925 - December 13, 2017

Place of Birth : Starbuck, Minnesota
Residence : Williston, North Dakota
Age : 92

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C'Dale (Jenner McBride) Jore
December 31, 2017 | Williston, North Dakota

We sing quite often at Bethel and I don't think I realized Jerry was there. I remember Jerry at the creamery. We would buy buttermilk from him for our orphan piglets! Any piglets that looked like they would not survive came to our house and my mom nursed them back to health. Oh my, that buttermilk smelled SO good when dad first brought it home! Then a few days later when I had to lean way into the 50 gallon barrel to get the last of it out, the smell was not SO good. Hahaha! May God hold you close during this difficult time.
Linda and Jim irgens
December 18, 2017 | Horseshoe Bay, Tx

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Both your Dad and Mom were wonderful people. I always enjoyed seeing them when we were still in Williston. Now they are together once again.
Linda and Jim Irgens
Darryl Borrud
December 18, 2017 | Williston, North Dakota

Dear Peterson Family, Sorry to here of the loss of your father and such a great man. Jerry was a life long friend of the Borrud Family that no amount of words can express and will be greatly missed and forever remembered. It was so nice for me and my mother to have talked with Jerry at the Bethel Home. Peace be with you.
Roger and Ruth Syverson
December 17, 2017 | Sioux Falls, SD

Peterson family, I am sorry for your loss. Jerry was a family friend and a long time member of the Drum and Bugle Corp with my father.
Robin and Gordon Olson
December 16, 2017 | Billings, Montana

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved father. He lived an amazing life, and leaves behind a wonderful legacy. It is also noted that he remained active in the Boy Scout Movement, as an adult. Achieving Eagle Scout Rank is an amazing accomplishment, which shows his determination and is not obtained my many.
Rest in Peace, God Speed. You were an honorable man, a patriot. You will be greatly missed by many.
Jim & Lisa McKenzie
December 15, 2017 | Williston, ND

Dear Peterson Family, Your parents were such great friends with Denley and Mary Lois for many years. They shared a lot of great times together. We remember seeing your Dad driving by our house in his black convertible. Sorry for your loss.
Dennis Hoffelt
December 15, 2017 | NDak

My sympathy to the family. Jerry was a boy scout leader along with Phil Stenehjem when I grew up. Two more patient and respected men did not exist as examples for us. We are better for having him in our lives. Remember his quiet ways with a smile.
David Arnson
December 15, 2017 | Williston, ND

To Peterson Family, passing on my condolences to all in the passing of Jerry. My Dad Don was a long time employee of Peterson’s Creamery, I have great memories of being around the creamery and seeing a lot of pranks and water fights amongst the employee, with Jerry being right in the middle of it all. He loved to talk about those days whenever I would see him. Thoughts and prayers to all at this difficult time.
Kathy Smith
December 14, 2017 | Toms River, New Jersey

So very sorry for your loss. A wonderful gentleman. May Jerry Rest In Peace. My deepest sympathies. Fondly, Kathy Smith, Jerry Smith’s widow
Molly Moorhead Glimm
December 14, 2017 | Zahl, ND

Peterson kids, I worked for your dad for a few years at the creamery, even babysat for you a few times. you are so lucky to have had your Dad for so many years . He was a happy, kind fellow and I enjoyed knowing him.

Winifred "Jerry" Peterson

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His Funeral Service will be at 3:00 PM on Saturday, December 16, at First Lutheran Church in Williston. Rev. Brian Knutson will officiate.


Friends may call at Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home on Friday, December 15, from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM and for the hour preceding the service at the church on Saturday.


Interment with military rites will be in Riverview Cemetery following the service.