In loving memory of

James Leroy Peterson
July 17, 1947 - March 29, 2021

CALEDONIA, MN - James L. Peterson, 73, of Caledonia, MN died on Monday, March 29, 2021, surrounded by his family at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI.
Jim was born on July 17, 1947, in Faribault, MN. He was the son of Sammy and Myrtle (Houge) Peterson. After attending school in Caledonia, he enlisted in the U.S. Army.
On April 4, 1970, he married Connie Swenson. They would have been married 51 years on April 4th, 2021. From that marriage came the birth of a son, Sammy James Peterson. Jim had different jobs throughout his life, but the one he loved the most was owning his own lawn service business with his wife and son, J and C Lawn Service. They ran the business for 30 years.
Jim is survived by his wife, Connie; son, Sammy James (Liza) Peterson; four grandchildren: Christian, Lance, Victoria, and Chelsey Peterson.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Sammy and Myrtle Peterson; sister, Kathleen Peterson; and in-laws, Warren and Ruby Swenson.
According to Jim's wishes, there will be no church service or visitation. However, the family would like to invite friends to stop by the house to pay their respects.
A private burial with family will take place at a later date.
Memorials may be directed in care of Jim Peterson family to Hoff Funeral Home, PO Box 625, Rushford, MN 55971.
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Marvin and Shirley Fokema wrote on Apr 3, 2021:

"Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Jimmy. Thoughts and prayers are with you. May memories and the love of family surround you and give you comfort."

Kay Nelson wrote on Apr 2, 2021:

"Connie and Family, our thoughts and Prayers are with you, Rest in Peace Jim. Arvid & Kay Nelson "

Bob Snodgrass wrote on Apr 2, 2021:

"R I P My Friend-Bob Snodgrass"

Jean Nielsen wrote on Apr 2, 2021:

"Connie, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in knowing Jim is with you in spirit,"

Deb Dewey wrote on Mar 31, 2021:

"Connie, so sorry to hear of Jim\'s passing. I don\'t know what else to say, there are no words. John and Deb Dewey"