Jon Peterson, 53 of Lansing, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, surrounded by his family at his home.
Jon Peterson, 53 of Lansing, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, surrounded by his family at his home. Jon was born Jan. 30, 1961, the son of Ernest “Pete” and Barbara (Smith) Peterson. On Feb. 12, 1983, he married, Glenna Sanders, his wife of 31 years, his best friend and dance partner. They have three children, Christina (Ben) Wetzel, Gregory (Maggie) and Matthew. Also surviving are his parents; his siblings, Pat, Anna (Donald) and Amy (Ed); and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, dance partners and seven nieces and nephews. Jon has been a long time resident of Lansing. He graduated from Lansing High School in 1979. During school he was active in sports and extracurricular activates. That enjoyment carried on through out his adult life. In May of 1984 he graduated from St. Mary's College with a Bachelor's in business. He has been an active member of the community, serving on boards and committees to help improve his hometown. He has been recognized for his hard work with in the Lansing community with awards such as volunteer of the year. He was President of Lansing Lumber. He started his career at Lansing Lumber in 1983. He enjoyed working with in the local community, as it gave him the opportunity to stay connected to friends and family. Jon loved athletics of all kind. He was the voice of the Lansing Lions for 22 years. He has coached softball, baseball, football, soccer, and basketball for his three kids- and as well coached many kids in our community. He also has participated and ran in many 5k races. He was loved by the dance community. He started dancing seven years ago in West Coast swing. He has travelled the country to compete all over the United States. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Francis de Sales church, with Monsignor Gary Applegate as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Colon Cancer Coalition, St. Francis de Sales, or St. Luke’s Hospice.