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S. James “Jim” Petersen
May 10, 1934 – October 31, 2010


Lyons – Jim, 76, died Sunday in Lyons. He was born in Salem and lived most of his life in the Stayton and Lyons area. Jim worked at Stout Creek Lumber for 20 years and then started Petersen Logging, which he owned and operated for 20 years. He was a member of the Church of God – AIC and served as a deacon. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, bowling, playing cards and jigsaw puzzles. He married Shirley Kraemer on June 14, 1958 in Mt. Angel.

Jim is survived by his wife: Shirley; Daughter: Kelly (Rich) Bailey; Sons: Bryan (Mickey), Greg (Dorothy), Jayme, Rob (Kelly) and Jeremy (Tasha) Petersen. Brothers: Marvin and Richard Petersen; Sister: Rosemary Sayre; Grandchildren – 15; Great-grandchildren – 4. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm at North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton. Funeral service will be Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 11:00 am at Stayton Christian Church 189 E. Washington St. Stayton. Interment will be in Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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