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

W. John Peterson

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

W. John Peterson
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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

Ann Fenney Horswill 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 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.

Hoff Funeral and Cremation Services on Jul 24, 2019


Hoff Funeral on Jul 24, 2019

Kathy (Bakken) Mortland 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 on Jul 23, 2019

Judy Bearbower on Jul 23, 2019

So sorry for your loss Jean!

Rod Woxland 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 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 on Jul 22, 2019

Jean and family, my sympathy to you in John's passing.

Liz (Bellock) Fenner

Dawn Mayasich 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

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