Alfred Peterson


Alfred “Lloyd” Peterson was born March 18, 1927, in Lemmon, S.D., to George and Mildred Peterson of Morrison, S.D. He was the oldest of four children.

In 1945 he joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed on the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Upon returning home, he farmed with his father on the Peterson homestead south of Morrison. Later he moved to Lead, S.D., and worked in the Homestake Gold Mine.

In 1956, he moved his family to El Paso, Texas, where he worked at the White Sand Missile Range. Later he moved to Hatch, N.M., where he worked for the New Holland Co. Shortly after, Lloyd became a cross-country trucker, purchasing his own truck and moving to Edgemont, S.D.

After selling his truck, he worked as a transport for the railroad stationed in Edgemont. In 2016, Lloyd moved to an apartment in Custer, S.D., and in January he moved to Custer Senior Regional Care.

Lloyd died June 26, 2018. He was 91.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George “Pete” Peterson of Casper, Wyo.

Lloyd is survived by his children, Barbara Smoka and family of North Carolina and Chuck Peterson and family of California; sisters, Phyllis Miller of Custer and Evelyn (Robert) Rieger of Lemmon, S.D.; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Memorial service arrangements are pending. Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D.