Pete Petersen, Fort PierreMervin G. “Pete” Petersen, 68, Fort Pierre, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, of complications from a stroke.
Mervin G. “Pete” Petersen, 68, Fort Pierre, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, of complications from a stroke.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Pierre Community Youth and Involved Center, Fort Pierre. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Fort Pierre. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the center in Fort Pierre, with a 7 p.m. time of remembrance.
Arrangements are under the direction of Isburg Funeral Chapel, Pierre.
He was born on Sept. 17, 1942, in Chamberlain to Orgene and Frieda (Hoffer) Petersen.
He grew up on the family farm south of Chamberlain and graduated from Chamberlain High School in 1960.
In 1960, he married Dianne Bode.
He started his career as a certified public accountant in 1972 with Wohlenberg Gage.
In June 1981, he and Kevin Stulken began the accounting firm of Stulken Petersen and Associates, now known as Stulken, Petersen, Lingle, Walti and Jones. In 2006, he sold his share in the partnership and then retired to become a full-time cattle rancher.
On April 25, 1992, he married Patti Marso.
He went into a partnership in Twin Valley Feeders and a cattle buying business, Oregon Trail Feeders, in Paxton, Neb.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Tammy Williams, Mitchell; a son, Tory and wife Tracy, Casper, Wyo.; six grandchildren, his stepfamily: Jackie Marso, Paul, Dawn, McKayla and Nick Marso; Kathy and Crow Harford; and Jeff, Jack and Jayce Marso.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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