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Janzen Jay Peterson

Janzen Jay Peterson, 18, of Cavalier, ND passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at his home. Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Friday, December 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the United Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the United Lutheran Church Youth Mission Trip Fund and The LiGht.

Janzen Jay Peterson was born February 16, 2000 in Cavalier, ND to Jay and Julie (Crowston) Peterson. He grew up in Cavalier and graduated from Cavalier High School in 2018. While in school he was involved in 4-H, FBLA, and also participated in cross country, basketball and track. Janzen also enjoyed the church mission trips and participating in The liGht youth group on Wednesdays. He was active in his congregation by teaching Sunday school and offering his time to run the projector. To his peers he was a trusted role model and to many a mentor. Janzen was a social person and had a friendly personality always. He was employed at Leevers Foods and the Icelandic State Park where he greeted customers with a smile and conversation. He was currently attending NDSU in Fargo, ND enjoying watching the Bison football games and tailgating.

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Julie, you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Michelle Sims Feb 5 2019 12:00 AM

Julie and family, All thoughts are with you all at this time. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Patricia Peters Feb 5 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear this. Praying for your family.

Brian Evans Jan 7 2019 12:00 AM

Always a cheerful smile


Jay Julie & family, our deepest sympathy to you all. Also to Kenneth, Arlene and Karen's family. Keeping you in thought and prayers.

Doug and Deb Dec 26 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Janzen at the store. What a great young man . He will be missed.

Sue Anderson Dec 25 2018 12:00 AM

I have never met you, but I heard this story. I do feel it is unfortunate that this happened. I cannot imagine how hard this must be. Seeing this man's picture makes me regret not knowing him. I offer my deepest sympathies. A friend of mine who lost someone shared the following message: I still hear the songs. I still see the lights. I feel your love on the cold wintery nights. I still share your hopes and all of your cares I'll even remind you to please say your prayers I just want to tell you, you still make me proud You stand head and shoulders above the crowd Keep trying each moment, to stay in His grace I came here before you to help set your place You don't have to be perfect all of the time He forgives you the slip, if you continue the climb To my family and friends, Please be thankful today I'm still close beside you, In a new special way I love you all dearly, Now don't shed a tear Cause I'm spending my Christmas with Jesus this year

Tim Goff Dec 25 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Jay, Julie and family, We just received the news of your loss. Our deepest sympathy. Each day is such a precious gift. Janzens video gives a beautiful glimpse into his short life filled with wonderful and special family times and friends. Thank you for sharing it. As our loving Father holds you tenderly in his arms, we pray He will bring you peace and comfort. We will continue to pray for you all during this very difficult time. Our love, Linda and Tom

Tom and Linda Pagenkopf Dec 24 2018 12:00 AM

Jay, Julie and the entire Peterson family I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to you during this time. Janzen was a kid with a heart of gold and always had a smile when he greated you. I love going into the store when he was working. He had a contagious smile and personality.

Jody Lindenberger Dec 24 2018 12:00 AM

To Janzen's family I will always remember his playfulness from his time at Bible Buddies, trying to sneak an extra snack, and his bright smile at youth group. He was a special young man. Prayers for all

Pastor Lori Broschat Dec 24 2018 12:00 AM

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