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.