Dr. Jack Wayne Peterson, age 86, of Bricelyn, MN died Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Parkview Care Center in Wells. A Funeral Service will be Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Bricelyn Lutheran Church with Pastor Steven Woyen officiating. Visitation will be from noon until 2:00 PM prior to the service at the church on Thursday.  Burial will be in South Blue Earth Lutheran Cemetery.  Face masks must be worn and social distancing will be observed.

     Jack Wayne was born August 27, 1934 in Valley City, ND, the son of Herbert and Nettie (Otterson) Peterson.    He was baptized in Marion, ND, and lived his first six years there.  In 1940 the family moved to Vernon Center, MN.  Jack was active in 4-H projects and sports,  and graduated from Garden City High School in 1952.  He attended Oklahoma State University where he played basketball for Hank Iba for 2 years.  Jack’s love of animals steered him to Veterinary School and he graduated in 1958.  In June 1957 he married Janet Jacobson.  After graduation they lived in Kiron, IA, for 2 years.  In 1960 they came for Bricelyn to practice veterinary medicine as a partner with Dr. LeRoy Nelson. After 10 years he practiced alone and continued until December 2018, retiring after 60 ½ years in veterinary medicine.

     Jack was active in church and community activities.  He served as president of Bricelyn Lutheran, on the centennial committee, the United in Faith Parish merger and the stewardship committee.  For the Bricelyn Community Club he hosted the annual 4th of July Horse Show in his arena for over 50 years.  Jack was a member of the AVMA, MVMA, Gideon’s International, Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association, Midwest Fjord Horse Club, MN Quarter Horse Association and 50 years in the Saddle (ND).  He enjoyed participating in rodeos, flying, watercolor painting and basketball for hobbies.  Watching his children and grandchildren in sporting events and other activities also enriched his life.

     He is survived by his wife Janet Peterson of Bricelyn, MN; children: Lynn (husband David) Murray of Rochester, MN, Lori (husband Scott) Volz of Frost, MN, Jeffrey (wife Terri) Peterson of Canton, SD, and Steven (wife Kari) Peterson of Owatonna, MN; grandchildren: Daniel (Danielle) Volz, Kristine Volz (husband Nate Roisen), Brody (Kathryn) Peterson, Stephanie Murray, Jackson Murray, Dalton Suhr and Dylan Suhr; sister Gloria (husband Wayne) VanVoorst of Lakefield, MN ; sister-in-law: Kären (husband Vern) Owens of Medford, MN; numerous nieces , nephews and cousins.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Scott Wayne; in-laws: Malvin and Ruth Jacobson; sister-in-law Deanne (husband David) Hanson.