Michael Hanson Peterson, 66, passed away on February 5, 2021.
Michael was born on September 23, 1954 to Hanson and Irene Peterson in Lake Charles, LA. He grew up in Lake Charles where he became a police officer. He later moved to Salt Lake where he raised his family. He retired as an insurance adjuster after over 30 years in the industry.
He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. In his later years he lived for his grandkids. He would visit and video call daily. He loved making people laugh, telling jokes often. He cooked a mean gumbo, was a fierce LSU, BYU, and Dallas Cowboys fan, and enjoyed going to the movie theater.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had fond memories of his two year mission in central California. He was proud to have served as security for the President of the Church and would tell stories often.
He is survived by his four children: Lauren (Kris) Roy, Phillip (Alicia) Peterson, Jenica (Malcolm) Prall, and Tyler (Bailee) Peterson; six grandchildren: LeAnna, Paxton, Scottie, Preston, Courtney, and Liberty; three sisters: Karen Zepeda, Debbie Patton, and Linda Peterson; and five nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Hanson and Irene Peterson; and great-nephew Caleb Patton.
Due to current circumstances, services will be held for family and close friends, by invitation only, on Friday, February 19th at noon at the Crescent Park Ward Building 11350 S 1300 E Sandy, UT 84094. We invite all those who are unable to attend to join the service virtually, via webcast, under “Peterson Funeral” at the following link: