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Geoffrey Joel Peterson

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Geoffrey Joel Peterson

Geoffrey Joel Peterson

Born: March 11, 1970
Journeyed to the Spirit World: February 28, 2021

Geoffrey Joel Peterson, 50, of Flandreau, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at home. Geoffrey was born in Granite Falls, MN on March 11, 1970 to Dennis M. Peterson, Sr. and Judy C. Allen. He grew up in Aberdeen, SD and attended Aberdeen Central High School. Geoffrey then enrolled in classes at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS. He moved back to Flandreau and his son, Brenden, was born later. While in Flandreau, Geoffrey was employed as a grain bin worker, a maintenance worker for the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe; and a custodian at the Tribal Clinic. Most recently, Geoffrey found great enjoyment from delivering meals to the tribal elders and other members. Geoffrey was an enrolled member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe. He enjoyed bowling and spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his happy-go-lucky personality and his ability to make people laugh and smile.

Geoffrey is survived by his son, Brenden Hahn, Sioux Falls; his mother, Judy Allen, Flandreau; and three siblings: Denise M. Peterson Hammer (Troy); Dennis “Mickey” M. Peterson, Jr.; and Corey Peterson, all of Flandreau; and many, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Geoffrey was preceded in death by his father, his grandparents, and two nephews, Joe and Michael.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Eastman Hall, Flandreau with burial at the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Flandreau. Visitation at Eastman Hall will begin on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm with a 7:00 pm prayer service each night. There will be an all-night wake service on Friday at 7:00 pm . Arrangements by Skroch Funeral Chapel, Flandreau. www.skrochfc.com