Craig E. Peterson


Craig Edward Peterson passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019 at his home in Perham, MN. Craig was born to Edward and Frances (Burrows) Peterson on June 26, 1953 in Wadena, MN. Craig started his dream business, JC Electric, and was determined to make it a success despite being advised that it was a poor business plan. Through hard work and good friends, he was able to make his dream come true.

Craig married Luan Wacker in 1984 and they were later divorced. They were blessed with two sons, Joshua and Christopher who were his world. They will forever be grateful for the many life lessons that were taught and shared throughout their lives by their dad.

Craig was the most kind, generous, loving and honest man who would do anything for anyone and never expected anything in return. Music was a major part of who Craig was; from playing in bands with friends to playing his piano at home.

He loved spending time at Seclusion Point surrounded by loved ones. Other activities he enjoyed included hunting, fishing, snowmobile trips and the occasional late night gathering with friends at the shop.

Craig was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Frances Peterson and his brother Kipp Peterson.

Craig is survived by his sons Josh (Kayla) Peterson and Chris (Saowanee) Peterson; his brothers Bob and Rollie Peterson; his sister Lee Ann (Leon) Berg; grandchildren Serenity, Christopher, Mint and Lemon; goddaughter Faith Kalina; godson JT Laughlin; uncle and aunt Dave and Louise Burrows; aunts Alyce Sartino and Rosella McCall; along with many nephews, nieces and cousins.

A gathering of family and friends was held on October 12, 2019 2-6pm at Craig’s home.

The family appreciates the friends and family who have reached out to them. One of the many things that Craig instilled in his sons was “You can never have too many friends.” We are grateful.

Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN 218-346-5175

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