Walter "Bud" Peltonen

(September 7, 1939 - June 27, 2003)

The Lusk Herald
June, 2003

Walter "Bud" Peltonen

Private family services will be held later for former Lusk resident Walter "Bud" Peltonen, 63. Bud Peltonen died June 27, 2003.

He was born Sept. 7, 1939, in Hibbing, Minn. He moved with his family to Eureka, Calif. at age 5.

Bud worked in surveying and engineering while raising four boys, then commercial fishing. He retired to Wyoming in the last few years.

He loved the outdoors and had many hobbies. He was an excellent woodcrafter; he also loved collecting and trading guns. He enjoyed watching his boys grow and mature.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Peltonen of Eureka; four sons, Gene Wesley Peltonen of Reno, Nev., Walter Joseph Peltonen and wife Shelly of Las Vegas, Nev., Dorian Hendricks and Carol Lundberg of Sacramento, Calif. and Dana Hendricks of Eureka; sisters, Joanne Quintrell of Eureka; Phyllis Rice of Trinidad, Calif.; nieces, Leslie Rice Julie Rice, Holly Strait, Lori Ewing; nephews, John Quintrell and Michael Rice; and his beloved dog, Jim.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Peltonen. Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Mortuary Chapel, Eureka, Calif.

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