Jeffrey B. Peterson, 49Jeffrey B. Peterson of Upland, Calif., passed away Aug. 27 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Jeffrey B. Peterson of Upland, Calif., passed away Aug. 27 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Dec. 19, 1962, in Eau Claire, Wis., to parents, Sharon (Anderson) Goulette of Chetek, Wis., and Bruce "Bud" Peterson of New Richmond, Wis. Jeff graduated from White Bear Lake (MN) High School in 1981 and Lakewood College in 1983. He moved to Escondido, Calif., and entered the Los Angeles County Sheriff Academy. Following graduation, he began his 25-year career as a deputy for the LA Sheriff's Department. He achieved the rank of sergeant and took a medical retirement in 2012.
Jeff is survived by his wife of 21 years, Faith; sons, Christopher and Ryan, all of Upland; mother and stepfather, Sharon and Steven Goulette of Chetek; father, Bruce, and stepmother, Vicky Peterson, of New Richmond; sisters, Kari Villapudua of Lake Havasu, Ariz., Jacqueline (John) Hilton of Temecula, Calif., Amy (Jeff) Ramscier of Osseo, Wis.; brother, Scott (Lisa) Peterson of Cannon Falls, Minn.; numerous aunts and uncles; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his very special grandparents, William (Bruce) and June Peterson, Leonard and Emma Anderson; and special cousin Steven (Weiner) Moore.
"Honesty, courage, and integrity: The words I live by." - Sergeant Jeffrey Peterson.
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