Roger Lee Peterson

Roger Lee Peterson

August 11, 1950 – November 18, 2022

Roger Lee Peterson was born August 11, 1950, to Lowell and Janice Peterson in Canova, South Dakota.

His childhood home was in Elkton, South Dakota and it was at Elkton High School where he met and later married his wife Sharon on September 4, 1971. After graduation, he attended South Dakota State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. His professional career included working for several engineering firms in Nebraska from 1973 until his retirement in 2009. He worked a post-retirement job at Scheels All Sports in Omaha for another ten years before retiring for good in 2020. He enjoyed watching sports, collecting various things, and playing poker. Roger will forever be remembered for his dedication to work and family, his integrity, and his incredible mind.

Roger is survived by his loving wife, Sharon; sister, Deb (Dennis) Nielsen of Elkton, South Dakota; two children: Bradley (Tiffany) Peterson of Gilbert, Arizona, and Julie (Randy) Launsby of Charlotte, North Carolina; as well as four grandchildren: Cole and Korinn Peterson, and Kaleigh (Ryan) Detig and Ashlyn Launsby.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jimmy who died at a young age. Roger’s ashes will be buried next to his mother in Elkton, South Dakota, during a private ceremony at a date to be determined.

A private ceremony and burial will take place at a later date in his childhood town of Elkton, South Dakota.



  • Steve McCullough Posted November 22, 2022 7:31 pm

    Roger’s family – sorry to hear of your loss. Roger was a great engineer, mentor & friend.

  • Carmen Manhart Posted November 22, 2022 10:28 pm

    Your dad was a great man. Always enjoyed his company at the Scheels Christmas parties. And also at your football parties. So sorry for your loss❤️

  • Lisa Wright Posted November 22, 2022 11:16 pm

    So sad for Roger no longer being with family and friends on earth, thankful that he no longer battles and is at peace. He will be missed.

  • Betty Brooks Posted November 29, 2022 8:06 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with You, Sharon, and your family. Coop is out of pain now and at peace.

  • Arlene E Nesland Posted November 30, 2022 10:11 am

    I am so sorry for roger’s family & Deb.
    I had not seen Roger for many years, but spent a lot of time with his family when he was little and remember how much he loved his little brother, Jimmy and then his sister, Deb when she was born.
    I was privileged to stay with him then. Many wonderful memories of this family. My love & sympathy to his family & Deb. Arlene Nesland

  • Mary Lou(Peters)Martinez Posted January 18, 2023 12:51 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you Sharon. I am just now hearing about your loss. May you find peace and contentment in the many wonderful memories.

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