2013-02-07 / Obituaries

Donald L. Peterson, 70, formerly of Pollock, S.D.


Donald Peterson Donald Peterson Donald L. Peterson, 70, formerly of Pollock, S.D., died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in the Strasburg Care Center.

Donald was born on March 17, 1942, in Linton the son of John and Leona (Mosset) Peterson. He was raised and educated in Pollock where he graduated from Pollock High School in 1961.

He married Mary M. Vander Vorste on June 7, 1961, in Pollock. Following their marriage, they farmed north of Pollock. He also did custom combining for several years. They also owned and operated Peterson Trucking Company and Kwik Stop beginning in 1979.

Mary died on June 23, 1997. Don married Judy Umber on Oct. 29, 1999, at the Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church. They lived in Pollock and Mandan. Don had been a resident of the Strasburg Care Center since Oct. 9, 2012.

He was a member of the Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church, and the State line Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed his trucking and loved to spend time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Umber, Mandan; two sons and three daughters-inlaw, Nick and Jackie Peterson, Gillette, Wyo., Dan and Sheila Peterson, Gillette and Lyndel Peterson, Pollock; one daughter and son-in-law, Tori and Terry Madden, Mound City, S.D.; thirteen grandchildren, Amanda, Nicole, Dani Mae, Nicholas, Charli, Derrick, Valerie,Austin, Bailey, Mary Margaret, Shauna, Chuck and Taylor; and a great-grandson, Cayden; two sisters-in-law, Teddie Vander Vorste, Bismarck and Sandy Middleton, Hope Mills, N.C.; and stepchildren, Deanne and Terry Grindberg, Bismarck, Gregory and Barb Van Beek, Pollock, Stacey and Jay Knudson, Mandan, and Larry Jr. and Julie Umber, Pollock; fifteen stepgrandchildren and three stepgreatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary in 1997 and two sons, Chuck and Doug.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church, Pollock with the Rev. Floyd Haan officiating. Pianist was Sonja Seymour. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “What a Friend We have in Jesus” and “Angels Among Us.”

Casketbearers were his grandchildren and a greatgrandson.

Honorary casketbearers were all family and friends.

Burial was in Spring Valley Cemetery, Pollock. Please visit www.myersfh.com to sign the online guestbook and share memories of Donald with his family.

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