Michael Hanson Peterson

September 23, 1954 ~ February 5, 2021


Feb. 19, 2021
12:00 PM
Crescent Park Ward Building, 1300 East 11350 South, Sandy

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:



Memory eternal in the Blessed arms of Jesus. Miss you my friend

- David Kaapro
Mike was an awesome person and will be truly missed.

- Dan Miller
Well you’ve moved on to the Big Dairy. Gonna miss you my brother. Till we meet again keep mending the wire, bailing the hay, and put a little dirt on it from time to time. Love you Boom Boom.

- Aaron Young
Such a loss of a great man and friend. Mike was always someone to count on and speak with. He will be greatly missed and will be a great void in our lives. We will miss you my good friend.

- Russ Webster
I miss his talks and messages every day. But we all know we will see him again. RIP COUSIN love y’all

- Janet Peterson Machart
I was very saddened to hear that Mike had passed. Mike always had a knack for looking at the bright side of things, and could always crack a joke that could make you smile and laugh in less than a second. Mike was a kind, thoughtful, caring, and funny, can't forget the funny, person and he will be missed. Mike, thanks for being a friend. My heart goes out to his family in this difficult time. Jeff Preston

- Jeff Preston
I'm so very sorry for your loss. We were cousins and your grandparents were some of the most wonderful people i grew up knowing Uncle Hansen and Aunt Irene.. Summer visits to our home meant laughs, late night talks and a life time of memories. As adults Mike and i reconnected and spent wonderful times talking about our families and church. I loved asking him questions about new church policies and changes because he always seemed to have the answer i needed to hear. You will be missed dearly and loved always my cousin.. Bonita Peterson Petty

- Bonita (Peterson) Petty
I was saddened to hear this news. We are your old neighbors from Crosspark. Seeing you kids is amazing. I know your dad loved you dearly. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Your old neighbors Tracy and Diana Johnston

- Tracy and Diana Johnston
We are so sorry for your loss. It takes a wonderful man to raise a son like Phil. We are sure he treasured those grandchildren that you provided. We have fond memories of our association at Quantico. Love, the Gillettes

- Perry Gillette
My best friend for 45 years. Mike and I have been through a lot together. I love him like the brother he is. I always will.

- Ken Jackson
Rest now til we meet again my dear dear friend who I loved and called, "Bear." You loved it that I called you that. I loved those smiles and the twinkle in your eyes when I did. My prayers are now with your children and those grandbabies you love so much. May they be blessed with the comfort of the Lord.

- Sheri Evans