Helmer T (Pete) Peterson

September 6, 1941 ~ September 6, 2021 (age 80)


Helmer T (Pete) Peterson (80) passed away, peacefully and in the company of loved ones, on September 6, 2021.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Horan & McConaty, Centennial Colorado, at 3:00 pm on September 11, 2021.  Pete asked that donations be made to either the American Diabetes Association or to the American Lung Association, in lieu of flowers.

Helmer Peterson, son of Oscar and Durretta (Mullins) Peterson, was born September 6, 1941, in Cedar Rapids Iowa.  He was a 1959 graduate of Cedar Rapids, Thomas Jefferson High School. 

He was married to Janet (Jan) Rula on January 25, 1964, in Cedar Rapids Iowa. They moved to Denver, Colorado in 1966 where Pete worked in the retail appliance business. They permanently relocated to Englewood in 1969. He owned his own retail appliance store and subsequently, a lumber cut shop. He retired in 2008 from Home Lumber.

I addition to being a loving husband, father and grandfather, Pete was very active in the Englewood Jaycees and enthusiastically followed his beloved Denver Broncos.  In recent years, he was recognized by Bonfils Blood Center, for donating more than 10 gallons of platelets.  He was also an avid online video gamer.  In fact, he is currently the world record holder in the Spider Solitary game with a consecutive win streak of over 14,000 games.

Mr. Peterson is survived by his wife, Jan, and two daughters, Julie (Michael) Lierley, Lafayette, CO; and Cherie (Mark) Ricker, Centennial CO two Grandsons, Connor Lierley (20) and Evan Lierley (18), both from Lafayette, CO.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Paul and David.


Celebration of Life
September 11, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Horan & McConaty Family Chapel
5303 E. County Line Road
Centennial, CO 80122

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