Jay Patrick Peterson, age 57, passed away unexpectedly on February 3, 2023. Jay was born to Harley Peterson and Mildred (Hemberger) Peterson and was raised on the family farm in Reedsburg, Wisconsin with his siblings.
After graduating from high school, he worked on the family farm until he started his construction company, BeaverTown Builders, in partnership with Ron Baumgarten. Jay prided himself on being meticulous in his craft, hardworking, and dependable. After the 2008 housing crisis, he continued to do finish carpentry work while maintaining the St. John’s Lutheran Church facilities.
Jay found solace as a member of Sacred Heart Church. Additionally, Jay was a member of the Jaycees until he aged out, was a long-time member of the Border Riders motorcycle club, and Knights of Columbus.
With a quick text to his adult children there was not a crossword puzzle he couldn’t solve. His other hobbies included enjoying time over the barbeque, mowing perfectly straight lines in his front yard, helping friends and family with woodworking and carpentry projects, and reading James Patterson novels.
Jay is survived by his children, Julia Peterson (Logan), Claire Peterson (Daniel), and Jonathan Peterson (Tayiah). Outside of his children, Jay is survived by his mother, Mildred; siblings: Daniel Peterson (Patricia), Jean Stittleburg (Patrick), Rebecca Krueger (James), Joseph Peterson, Kelli Nolden (Charles), and Matthew Peterson (Denise), along with many nieces, nephews and loved ones.
He was preceded in death by father, Harley, and sister, Sally Peterson.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Jay will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg with the Reverend Patrick Wendler, Pastor, and Pastor Beth Voigt co-officiating.
Following the mass, please join us in celebrating Jay’s life as he would have wanted from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 426 South Albert Avenue, Reedsburg.
In lieu of flowers donations are requested to a memorial fund in his name to support the family. Checks can be made out to the Jay Peterson Memorial fund.
The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family.