James A. Peterson



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James Allan “Jim” Peterson, age 54 of Lowell, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard Peterson, mother-in-law, Roberta Gahan; and sister-in-law, Margaret Merryman. Jim is survived by his wife of 32 years, Marie; children, Alyshia Peterson (Joe Reed), Jayme (Samuel) Wynn, Grant Peterson; mother, Gloria Peterson; brother, Tim Peterson; sisters, Tammy (Jamie) Dunham, Patty Peterson (Ersie Schmidt); father-in-law, Michael Gahan, also brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and several nieces & nephews. He was a proud member of the Aquaholic’s. Jim was a self-proclaimed corn hole champ; they didn’t call him Jimmy Bags for nothing. He loved to cook and was a huge fan of crockpots, yes, he had many! Jim loved all sports and could spout off many stats, he loved U of M, but not a fan of the team that starts and ends with O. He enjoyed Canadian beers and cheap vodka, just not too cheap! Jim had a passion for Rock-n-Roll, being known to say, “If it’s too loud, you are too old!”. At age 50, when most of his friends were losing their hair, Jim decided to grow his luscious locks and was very proud of his Fabio hair. He was a quiet man, with a loud sense of humor. Jim loved his family & dog, Wilson beyond measure. Family would like to give special thanks to Hospice of Michigan for their care. Visitation will be held from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Roth-Gerst Funeral Home, 305 N. Hudson Lowell, Michigan 49331. Masks and social distancing will be required. Memorial services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Tri-Town Conservation Club, 5616 Dunn Avenue Lowell, Michigan 49331, with life-long friend, Bill Schoedel officiating. Memorial Contributions in Jim’s honor can be directed to Paws with a Cause; www.pawswithacause.org

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10 Responses

  1. Jim, you will be greatly missed. Really enjoyed our Michigan State vs. Michigan banter. Praying for peace and comfort for your entire family. Deepest and heartfelt condolences.

  2. Marie this is Colton I just wanted to say I’m sorry for your loss. you and your family. You know better than anyone Jim was great man husband and father. He will be missed . As much as I would love to be there for you right now I can’t. The whole kelly family is positive for covid. But our thoughts and prayers are going your way. Love you guys take care.

  3. My condolences to the family. Jim was a fellow classmate of mine and although we weren’t close, I remember how quiet and shy he was, but had a great sense of humor. May you all find peace at this difficult time. ~ Jean (Cain) Clous

  4. I will miss Jim and our scary movie dates!! Jim was one of the Kindest souls I have ever known. Hugs and kisses to all of the family. Thus us a hard time fir you all. I pray you find peace ❤️

  5. Our deepest sympathy to you, Marie and your children. Jim was taken from all who loved him far too early in his life. Sending prayers that you will find peace in knowing he is no longer suffering

  6. Sending deepest sympathy to the family. I was a classmate of Jim’s. I was very saddened to hear of his passing. So sorry for your loss.
    Kathleen (Scheppelman) Bowers

  7. Condolences to your whole family, jim was a classmate, quiet but very funny, he will be deeply missed.

  8. Oh Marie and Family I am so sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy.

  9. I haven’t seen Jimmy since school days but I remember him fondly. He lived down the road from me on Lyman Road and was good friends with my cousins. He was part of our summertime fun and shenanigans up and down Lyman Road and at Chief Lake. I still remember him as that easy going, friendly, and fun-loving kid with a big smile and a great sense of humor. I’m very sorry to hear of his passing.

  10. Sending my deepest sympathy to your family. Jim was a classmate of mine. I remember his terrific sense of humor. Hoping your warm and loving memories will help sustain you through your grief.

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