Archie Peterson

Sept. 24, 1940-June 14, 2021

Archie Edwin Peterson,

a devoted family man,

country boy and life-long

resident of Crosby, died

peacefully at the age of 80

on Monday, June 14th,

2021 at Vibra Hospital of

the Central Dakotas, sur-

rounded by his loving


A small family funeral

service will be held at

1:00 PM on Wednesday,

June 23, 2021 at the

chapel at Concordia Luth-

eran church in Crosby.

Burial will follow at Con-

cordia Lutheran Cemetery

in Crosby. Visitation will

be from 3:00PM to 7:00

PM on Tuesday, at

Stakston-Martin Funeral

Home in Crosby.

Born September 24th,

1940, In Ambrose, ND to

Archie and May Peterson.

He graduated from Crosby

High School in 1958. On

June 16th, 1963, Archie

married the love of his

life, Judy Kay Rogers, and

together along with their

three children, made their

home on a farm west of

town. He was a family

man from the beginning

to the end. He dearly

loved the farm and ranch

lifestyle. More evenings

than not, Archie would

return home after a full

day’s work at his “day”

job, have a quick bite to

eat with wife and chil-

dren, and head out to the

farm until dark.

During Archie’s career,

he worked various jobs in-

cluding for the City of

Crosby and in the oil

fields. He was never one

to shy away from hard

work. In fact, the oppo-

site, Archie would do

whatever it took to pro-

vide for his family. Up

until his retirement, he

worked for the Divide

County Road Department,

initially in the mainte-

nance department and

then as Supervisor. Many

hours and miles were

spent checking roads after

inclement weather to en-

sure roads and bridges

were travel worthy and

safe for the public. It was

during these years that

several friendships were


Archie had an un-

measurable love for the

land, and it was evident

in all that he did. He was

a devoted father. He loved

his children. Always there

to lend a helping hand

and when he couldn’t

physically be present he

never hesitated to give his

fatherly advice and sup-

port over the phone.

Dad’s advice and wisdom

will be forever missed. In

his final days, Archie

made sure he told each

one of his children how

proud he was of who they

had become and what

they have accomplished.

He enjoyed life and want-

ed more time with his

family, but God knew it

was time he was reunited

with his loving wife of 38

years, Judy, and called

him home.

Archie’s pride and joy

was his grandchildren

and he was affectionately

known to them as “Papa.”

He was so proud and

looked forward to their

visits, beaming with joy

and laughter. Cookies

were most often involved,

and in fact, it was known

to be the “trail of cookies”

from Brandon and

Krystal’s house to his. To

know one of his children

is to have known Archie.

Their dedication to their

family and friends, hard

work ethic, and kind

hearted nature shines in

all that they do.

Archie is survived by

his children, Tammra

Peterson of Williston,

Brandon (Krystal) Peter-

son of Crosby, and Garth

(Mandy) Peterson of

Williston. Grandchildren

Jordyn, Weston, Wyatt,

Tanner and Nova. Sister,

Eva Marie (Peterson) An-

seth of Choteau, MT, and

brother-in-law Larry

(Marilyn) Rogers of New

Town. He was preceded

in death by his wife, Judy

Kay Peterson, and

parents, Archie and May


Stakston-Martin Fun-

eral Home of Crosby is in

charge of the arrange-