James Arthur Peterson

James Arthur Peterson, 68, of Ellsworth, died Monday, March 3, 2014 at the American Heritage Care Center, Hammond, WI.Jim was born on May 16, 1945 in Red Wing, MN, the son of Leonard “Smokey” and Bessie (Barnes) Peterson.He was a graduate of Ellsworth High School. Jim worked as a woodworker for St. Croix Mfg in Bay Port, MN, for many years.Jim is survived by his daughter Mitzi Peterson, Eau Claire, WI.Sisters, Sharon (Joe) Vandenburg and Wanda Mathison. Brother-in-law Wayne Supri.Nephews, Scott (Barbara) Supri; and Larry (Connie) Supri. Nieces, Sue (John) Waggner; and Brenda (Joe) Stark. Further survived by eight grand nieces and nephews, and three great grand nieces and nephews.Special friends: Ed and Deb Hanson, Steve “Gundy” Gunderson, Patty Moran, Linda Hove and George Quist, Gary Cain, Phil and Kim Hugget, Cheryl Braun and Eugene Fall, and the Steve and Mary Straub family.He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Marilyn Supri.The family and friends would like to thank the residents and staff of the American Heritage Care Center in Hammond for the great care and friendship shown to Jim.Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, is serving the family.

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