Gary “Nick” Peterson age 72 of Star Prairie died peacefully surrounded by his family on December 4, 2016 at the Deerfield Gables. He was born the son of Harlen and Mae Peterson on September 9, 1944 in New Richmond. In 1962, he graduated from New Richmond High School. Gary then graduated from UW- River Falls with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He spent 35 years working at Sperry/Unisys. Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, UNBC bass fishing tournaments, and cheering for his beloved Packers and Badgers. He loved spending time at his cabin in Trego. He will be remembered by his family as a caring and generous yet frugal man, who never complained. Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Harlen and Mae. He is survived by his children, Pamela (Andrew) Linn, Brady (Katie) Peterson, Doug (Amber Holle) Peterson; grandchildren, Shae Armstrong, Brady Armstrong, and Baby Mae; siblings, James Peterson, David (Corrine Zehm) Peterson, Donna (Jeff) McGregor; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A funeral service was held Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11:00 am at Bethany Lutheran Church in Star Prairie. Visitation was also Friday from 9-11 am at the church. Interment was in West Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Osceola. Please join the family to continue to celebrate Gary’s life at Gibby’s Lanes in New Richmond from 4- 6pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.