James Peterson, our beloved Husband, Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa was called to his heavenly home on Monday, March 7, 2022, while he was surrounded by his loving family.
Jim was born on February 27, 1939, in Yankee Springs, Michigan. In July of 1961, he married Norma Jean Wieland. Together they raised three children who blessed them with five grandchildren and five great-grandsons.
Jim will be remembered for his quick wit and teasing personality. He was a great man with a positive and upbeat personality, despite facing many health concerns and procedures over the years. He enjoyed gardening, farming, hunting, fishing, sports, and he loved to watch his children and grandchildren play sports and show animals in 4-H. Above all else, he loved to spend time with his family.
Jim will be dearly missed by his wife, Norma; children, Brian Peterson, Lynn and Mark Droog, Kathy and Jim Schafer; grandchildren, Jesse and Hannah Droog, Laura and Austin Fischer, Delaney Droog, Kaden Schafer, Rosie Bermudez, and Ellery Droog; great-grandchildren, Silas, Wesson, Denver, Kyrin, and Cason. He was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Weeks; and step-grandson, Jamie Schafer.
His family will miss him dearly as they continue into this life without him, but the wonderful memories they have shared over the years will be treasured forever.
Visitation will be held from 12-2 PM, Saturday, March 12, 2022, Bowne Center United Methodist Church, 12051 84th St. SE, Alto, MI 49302. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM. Rev. Gary Dougherty officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Flat River Outreach Ministries, 11535 Fulton St. E, Lowell, MI 49331.