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Obituary for James Larry Peterson
LODI-James Larry Peterson, age 71, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the rehab at Good Samaritan Society Lodi. He was born on September 1, 1945, the son of Lawrence and Eunice (Thompson) Peterson, Fairview, Wisconsin. Jim graduated high school in Richland Center. Jim and his wife Mary were united in marriage on March 23, 1973 in Lodi, Wisconsin. In 1964 Jim purchased the Lodi Locker Market and during the next 25 years he expanded the business and developed new products. Jim sold the Locker Market in 1989 and accepted a position in sales and technical service with Alkar-Rapid Pak Inc. The American Association of Meat Processors honored Jim as its 4th inductee into the Association of Cured Meats Hall of Fame in 1997 and with its highest honor, The Outstanding Service Award in 2006. Jim was known as "The Sausage King". Jim was in the Army and active in the Lodi American Legion Post #216. He was a member of First Lutheran Church of Lodi. He was a Badger Booster, a hunter and collected antique fishing lures. Jim is survived by his daughter, Megan (fiancé Joe); sister, Connie and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary and his mother and father.Funeral Services will be held at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 206 Pleasant St., Lodi, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2017 with Pastor Mike Lee presiding. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the GUNDERSON LODI FUNERAL HOME, 157 S. Main St., Lodi from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017 and again on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church in Lodi or the Lodi American Legion Post #216. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com. Gunderson Lodi Funeral & Cremation Care 157 S. Main Street (608)592-3201
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157 South Main St. Lodi, WI 53555
Visitation will be held at the GUNDERSON LODI FUNERAL HOME, 157 S. Main St., Lodi from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017