John Lee Peterson

Dec 20, 1944 – Dec 7, 2011

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John Lee Peterson was born Dec 20, 1944 in Jamestown, North Dakota. He graduated from Jamestown High and moved to the Northwest when he was 20. He left this earth suddenly on Dec 7th, 2011. As a Teamster Local #174, he retired from The Seattle Times Newspaper in Seattle, WA, where he worked for most of his life in the Transportation Dept. He was a devoted father, grandfather and husband. John was survived by Char, his wife of 35 years, 4 children, Mike, Mark, Michael and Michelle, 4 grandchildren, Sabrina, Jaclyn, Samantha and Blake, 4 brothers, James (Diana) Peterson of Wisconsin, Ken (Mary) Peterson of Colorado, Dick (Nina) Peterson of Florida and Tom (Pamela) Peterson of Illinois and 2 sisters, Louise (Robert) Harris of Seattle and Jan (Augie) Novotny of North Dakota and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Violet Peterson of Jamestown and 2 younger sisters, Shari Schlag and Judy Pickard. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Jan 7th, 2012, at 10:00am at Highlands Community Church, 3031 NE 10th St, Renton, WA 98056.


Connie Gabelein
Bothell, WA
Jan 6, 2012

John, I will miss hearing your stories about North Dakota. It was a pleasure getting to know you. Michael and family, I'm thinking of you.

Craig & Erin Abplanalp
Issaquah, WA
Jan 5, 2012

what a sweet man ! john you have such an amazing family who loves you so much and with that much love you will live on forever !

Stacey & Dave Erickson
Windermere, FL
Jan 2, 2012

You will be missed, John. You were an amazing person and everybody loved you!

Charlie and Kathy Dabundo
Issaquah, WA
Jan 1, 2012

Our prayers are with you and your families.

Sabrina Peterson
Issaquah, WA
Jan 1, 2012


I love you so much. I hope you are having a good time up there in Heaven. I hope you had a great Christmas. If there was one last thing that I could say to you it would be that you will never be forgotten and that you will always be here with us. I miss you more than anything.

Love, Sabrina xoxoxo

Erika Peterson
Issaquah, WA
Dec 31, 2011

You will be missed always but never forgotten, Papa-San! We love you so much and cannot believe that you have left this world. Heaven is going to be a much better place with you there. You will be in our thoughts always! Love you.

U.P., IL
Dec 26, 2011

So sorry about your loss,may time and memories help to ease your pains.And the prayers of others help in some small way...Psalms 46:1

Chawn Peterson
Portland, OR
Dec 19, 2011

You will be missed! We will always remember your laugh and your beautiful smile!

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