Brian James Peterson

Resided in Iron Mountain, Michigan
Died April 10th, 2018

Brian James Peterson, 65, of Iron Mountain, passed away early Tuesday morning, April 10, 2018 at his home.

He was born on June 22, 1952 to Dwyne J. and Geraldine G. (Beauchamp) Peterson.  Brian graduated from Escanaba High School.  After, he served in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard of Michigan during Vietnam from 1971 until his honorable discharge in 1977.   He earned a National Defense Service Medal and Sharpshooter.

He was an avid Tigers and Packer fan, loved to do yard work, and enjoyed watching Westerns.  Brian was a devoted father who took pride in giving the time to be there for his children and grandchildren.

Among survivors include his son, Dwayne (Stacey) Peterson of Kingsford; life partner Susie Maracini-Conery of Iron Mountain; grandchildren, Brayden, Brody and Elli Peterson; siblings, Dawn (Doug) Schmidt, Michael Peterson, Lori Peterson, Mark (Karen) Peterson, Gayle (David) Boch, Marcia Holmes (Randy Stone) and Paula Peterson (Tom Meunier); nieces and nephews, Jeff Latsch, Brendan Peterson, Brianna Peterson, Brad Holmes, Joseph Boch and Trevor Boch.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dwyne and Geraldine Peterson; daughter, Kristen Lessor; niece, Dana Latsch; and nephew, Robert Waldecker III.

Even thou his illness was brief, and he was taken all too soon, the family will continue to celebrate the years and memories they shared with Brian.

A gathering of friends and family will take place on Sunday, April 15th from 2-4 p.m. to celebrate the life of Brian at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba.  Military rites will take place at 4 p.m. with the Delta Veterans Council and the U.P. Military Honor Guard Team.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Brian’s son, Dwayne Peterson.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Peterson family.



5 Tributes to “Brian James Peterson”

  1. I’m so very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He was my neighbor growing up. One of the Wells kids. My thoughts and prayers to all of you. 😥❤️

  2. Although I graduated with Brian’s brother Mark…Brian and I both ended up in IMK many years ago. We became friends in the early 90’s and I was always aware that Brian was totally devoted to his son Dwayne and Susie, his longtime partner. Later Brian expanded his devotion to include his 2 local grandsons, Brody and Braden.
    Brian has countless friends who will miss him…and I am one of them. So sorry for the loss his 8 siblings, Susie, Dwayne and the boys are feeling. RIP Brian.

  3. Dwayne, Susie and family: Please know that we are totally heartbroken by the loss of Brian. He has been a great friend of ours for many years. He will be missed by so many. Know that we are thinking of you and praying for your family as you go through this difficult time. RIP Brian and you will never ever be forgotten. XO

  4. Dwayne, Susie, and Peterson Family. Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of Brian. Brian and I grew up together and spent many good times together growing up. He was a good friend. He will be sadly missed. Brian and his family are in our prayers. We will not be able to attend the services as we are still in Florida.

  5. So very sad to hear of Brian’s passing. He was a great guy and will be missed.

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