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Thomas Peterson

Thomas Peterson

Jamestown, ND Tom Peterson passed away Feb. 25, 2014, in Springfield, Ill.

Survived by his wife, Pam "Penny Peterson; daughter, Tamara Peterson; granddaughter, Indigo Lacy; brothers: Jim (Diana) Peterson of Wisconsin, Ken Peterson of Oregon and Dick (Nina) Peterson of Florida; sisters, Louise (Bob) Harris of Washington and Jan (Augie) Novotny of North Dakota.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Shari Schleg and Judy Pickard; brother, Jack "Shorty" Peterson; and his parents, Sam and Violet Peterson.

Tom was born June 16, 1943, in Jamestown, N.D.; graduated from Jamestown High School in 1961; attended Jamestown College, and joined the U.S. Navy on March 29, 1962. He was discharged on De. 30, 1982, as a Lieutenant, serving the majority of his career on nuclear submarines. After his discharge he worked for Stone and Webster as a nuclear consultant and Borden Chemical in Illiopolis.