Gerald F. Peterson

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Gerald F. Peterson

July 06, 1937 - October 02, 2019

Gerald F. Peterson Gerald 'Jerry' F. Peterson
Gerald "Jerry" F. Peterson, 82, of La Crosse died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Springbrook Village, in La Crescent, Minn. He was born in La Crosse, July 6, 1937, to Myron and Malentina (McCarthy) Peterson. He married Karen Swertfeger, April 20, 1985, at St. Joseph's the Workman Cathedral in La Crosse.
Jerry worked and retired from Trane Company.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Karen; his sister-in-law, Coleen (Roy) Winstead; and his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Myron; his mother-in-law, Helen Swertfeger; and his brother-in-law, Bob (Beverly) Swertfeger.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Marian Chapel of St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral, 530 Main St., La Crosse. The Rev. Jerzy Rebacz will officiate, with burial to be held at Catholic Cemetery in La Crosse. Friends and family may visit from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass Wednesday at church.
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Published on October 6, 2019
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Fred Mullen
Oct 06, 2019
Sincere condolences to Karen and her family on the loss of her husband. My family moved to La Crosse in 1941and rented an old house on the 13 hundred block of South 4th Street. I knew no one but saw Gerald across the street and took it upon myself to meet a new playmate. Not knowing his name, I circled the house calling, "little boy....little boy!" Jerry came out the back door and we remained life long friends. Even though I have not lived in my home town for many years, I have fond memories of our friendship and shall miss him.