James A. Peterson, 64, of Duluth died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in Duluth.

He was born in Watertown, S.D., on Oct. 25, 1943, to James and Armenthia Peterson. James grew up in the Town of Lakeside area, and graduated from Northwestern High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran. James had worked as a cook on the boats for several years, and had worked as a home health care nurse for many years.

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Also, he had been caretaker for the Hillside Laundromat, and had worked for the Senior Friend Home Care.

He enjoyed crocheting, loved animals and going to his parent's cabin in Canada. He was very caring, and was well liked by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by sisters Jo An Peterson of Superior, and Donna Sellman of Mission Viejo, Calif.; brother Timothy Peterson of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Hegstrom Family Funeral Home, Foley Chapel.