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Published May 30, 2013, 12:00 AM

Gerhard "Gerry" Peterson

Gerhard Allen Peterson, 80, Fargo, ND, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in his home.

Gerry was born May 22, 1933, to Gerhard and Merle (Stuber) Peterson. Gerry grew up in Tower City, ND. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954. He married Joyce Thilmony on November 11, 1954 and they moved their family to Fargo, ND, in 1963. He worked at several grain elevators in the area before working at the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 1992. Gerry’s faith was very important to him and was active in First Assembly of God Church for many years.

Gerhard "Gerry" Peterson

Gerhard Allen Peterson, 80, Fargo, ND, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in his home.

Gerry was born May 22, 1933, to Gerhard and Merle (Stuber) Peterson. Gerry grew up in Tower City, ND. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954. He married Joyce Thilmony on November 11, 1954 and they moved their family to Fargo, ND, in 1963. He worked at several grain elevators in the area before working at the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 1992. Gerry’s faith was very important to him and was active in First Assembly of God Church for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Peterson; children, Toni (Ron) Nelson, Pam Urton, Jennifer (Scott) Johnson, Jeff (Jean) Peterson, and Paul (Rhonda) Peterson; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerhard and Merle Peterson, and his great-grandson, Julien Tognotti.

There will be a visitation from 5-7:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, with a prayer service following at 7:00 P.M. The funeral service will be on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at First Assembly of God Church, Fargo, with a visitation one hour prior.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. To view the complete obituary and to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

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