Obituary: Nicholas Eugene Petersen

Posted at 9:50 AM, Jul 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-25 11:51:09-04

Our hearts are forever broken as we announce the death of our beloved son, brother, uncle, father and friend, Nicholas Eugene Petersen, 42, of Great Falls.

A sweet and loving child, Nick was born May 11, 1978 in Whitefish, MT. and was adopted by Benjamin and Merdys (Schwecke) Petersen of Great Falls. Nick grew up in Great Falls where he attended school, graduating from CMR in 1996.

He went on to attend MSU Great Falls for two years, with the idea of becoming a teacher. He worked in retail sales during his life, and was a Head Start instructor for a time.

Nick loved the outdoors, spending every summer and three-day-weekends for over twenty years, on the Yaak River with his family at his Uncle Rich’s property, camping and fishing.

He made many special memories fishing and sapphire and garnet hunting with his grandfather, Eugene Schwecke, and then teaching his boys how to fish, float and camp. His two sons were his greatest joy!

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Croxford Funeral Home website.