Gerald “Jerry” F. Peterson, 82, of La Crosse, died Wednesday, October 2, 2019, in Springbrook Village, in La Crescent. He was born in La Crosse on July 6, 1937, to Myron and Malentina (McCarthy) Peterson. He married Karen Swertfeger on April 20, 1985, at St. Joseph’s the Workman Cathedral in La Crosse. Jerry worked and retired from Trane Company.
Jerry is survived by his wife; Karen, his sister-in-law: Coleen (Roy) Winstead, and his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Myron, his mother-in-law, Helen Swertfeger, and his brother-in-law Bob (Beverly) Swertfeger.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in the Marian Chapel of St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral, 530 Main St., La Crosse. Rev. Jerzy Rebacz will officiate with burial to be held at Catholic Cemetery in La Crosse. Friends and family may visit from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass at Church on Wednesday.