Ronald “Ron” James Peterson, 71, passed away on April 18, 2019 at Chippewa Valley Group Home in Chippewa Falls, WI.
Ron was born in Decorah, IA on December 24, 1947. He received his G.E.D. and attended Northwestern Bible College in St. Paul, MN. Having mechanical talents and skills, Ron repaired, restored, and assembled various products in his work life and enjoyed being a team leader. He was raised in a family of five children, and in 1976 in La Crosse, WI, he was happy to unite in marriage with Glenna Jean Boyer who had three wonderful daughters from a previous marriage. Ron and Glenna were also thrilled to have a wonderful son, Michael, and raised him in Galesville, WI. Throughout his life, Ron enjoyed family times, social and religious discussions, music including The Beatles, long walks, football, and fishing.
Ron was preceded in death by his wife Glenna, parents Ragnvald “Raggy” and Alice (Salisbury) Peterson, and his brother Raymond “Ray” Peterson. Ron is survived by his son Michael “Mike” Peterson in Arcadia, WI and his daughter Katrina; Glenna’s children Kimberly “Kim”, Debra “Debi,” and Dawn (all née Johnson); brother Richard “Rick” Peterson and his wife Lonnie of Falcon Heights, MN; sisters Rosetta “Rose” (Peterson) Dean of Caledonia, MN (widow of Gary) and Donna (Peterson) O’Bieglo of La Crosse, WI; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
On Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m., a service and luncheon for Ron will be held at Coulee Community Church at 18885 Dewey Street in Whitehall, WI; all are welcome. Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com.