Jack L. Peterson, 74, of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Dell Rapids, SD, passed away on July 20, 2020 at his home in Florida of natural causes. His Memorial Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Kahler-Brende Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the start of the service.
Jack was born on September 14, 1945 in Dell Rapids, SD to Hollie and Margaret (Briley) Peterson. After graduation from Dell Rapids High School in 1963 he joined the United States Army. He was a communications specialist during Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1969. He returned to South Dakota and began work as a travel agent where he found his love of travel. He eventually moved to Rochester, New York finding his entrepreneurial spirit. Due to the energy crisis of the 1970’s he sold his business and purchased a yacht. He sailed down the eastern seaboard and around the southern end of Florida ending in St. Petersburg, FL. He settled in St. Petersburg where he lived until his death. He was always in love with the Gulf Coast. He worked on the electrical systems of Endeavor Yachts for many years. Later he became a medical transcriptionist for many local doctors in the St. Petersburg area. He was well known for creating his own transcription system.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David Peterson.
Grateful for having shared his life are his brother Robert “Bob” (Lee) Peterson and sister, Beth (Marvin) Nelsen; several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews; special friend, Julia Fitzpatrick. He was grateful for the many friends and neighbors he had in St. Petersburg who were like family to him.
The service will be live-streamed on the Kahler-Brende Facebook page.
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