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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
James "Kermit" Petersen
September 15, 1941 - October 4, 2022

Place of Birth: Sidney, MT
Residence: Sidney, MT
Age: 81

Kermit was born to Soren Anker and Anna Regina Petersen (Hansen) on September 15, 1941, in Sidney, Montana. He was the oldest to younger sister Kathryn Jensen of Lavina, Montana.

Kermit attended high school in Sidney, Montana where he loved playing on the high school’s football, track and championship basketball teams. He graduated in 1960.

After high school, he attended Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, where he studied accounting.

Kermit joined the Army after college and became a Military Police Officer while he was stationed in Wurtzberg, Germany. While in Germany, he met up again with his high school sweetheart Sandy Bosshard. Sandy was teaching at Buchel Airforce Base near Cochem, Germany on the Mosel River.

They were married on February 19, 1966 (TWICE). The legal marriage was at the Wurtzberg Courthouse and then married again two hours later at the Wurtzberg Army Chapel. A weekend marriage began because of military commitments and 180 miles of separation from his wife. He had so much fun and had wonderful memories traveling 18 countries in a new, blue, English TR4-A convertible sports car.

After completion of his service, Kermit started what he always wanted to do and became a rancher and a farmer, while Sandy taught at West Side School in Sidney, Montana. They had two sons: Kerm in 1976 and Kagney in 1977.

He watched Kerm and Kagney compete in bowling, wrestling, baseball, basketball, football and golf. During this time, he also participated in bowling, basketball and golf. Kermit enjoyed spending time at coffee with his friends. After his kids graduated from high school, Kermit visited his children’s families while they lived in Billings, Denver and Washington D.C.

Later in life, Kermit loved spending time on the farm with Kagney, and seeing his grandchildren play basketball, soccer and football, and visiting with his sister.

However, in all of his travels, Sidney, Montana, was what he loved the best because of his family, farm, friends, and beloved classmates of 1960.

Kermit was grateful for each day. As mentioned above, he loved being outside on his farm and spending time with his family. Mention Kermit’s name to anyone and their eyes smiled, and a kind word came next.

Kermit is survived by his wife, Sandra Bosshard Petersen; two sons, Kerm (Jennifer Mindt) Petersen and grandchildren, Aspen, Ava and Alex; Kagney (Brittney Bowman) Petersen and grandchildren, Maysen, Kane, and Kroy; and Kermit’s sister, Kathyrn Jensen.

Kermit is preceded in death by his parents, Soren and Ann Petersen.
Thank You
A special thanks to Bill and Dave Steinbeisser and Russel Dige for farming and helping Kermit whenever he asked and all our other neighbors who were always there when Kermit needed an extra hand.

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Lynette Hoon (Savage, MT)
Oct 4, 2022
I am so sorry to hear of Kermits passing. I always enjoyed our visits when I worked at Agri in Sidney. Such a kind man. He will be missed.
Mary Norgard (Fairview, MT)
Oct 5, 2022
My deepest sympathies to his family.
Kathy Black (Sidney, MT)
Oct 5, 2022
My deepest sympathy Sandy and family.
Judi (Carlsen) Hoefs (Irvine, CA)
Oct 6, 2022
Dear Sandy, Katherine and family
John and I send our condolences to you at the passing of Kermit. It has been years since I have seen him but he will always have a place in my heart as my “big brother cousin”. I always looked up to his gentle strength. May God give you peace and comfort as you walk through this difficult time.
Love and blessings
Judi
penny Childers Johnson (Sidney, Montana)
Oct 6, 2022
So very sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Kevin and Jackie Sullivan (Watford City, ND)
Oct 6, 2022
Sorry to hear about Kermit: Out thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.
Cameron Trudell (Russellville, AR)
Oct 7, 2022
Sandy, Kerm, and Kagney- my deepest condolences on Kermit's passing. A lot of fun memories up at your place while we were growing up. God's peace be with you all.
Ginny herrick (Billings, Montana)
Oct 7, 2022
Sandy and Family--David and I are so sorry to hear of Kermit's passing. All of you are in our hearts, and positive thoughts are being sent your way.

Judi (Carlsen) Hoefs (Irvine, CA)
Oct 7, 2022
Dear Sandy, Katherine and family
John and I send our condolences to you at the passing of Kermit. It has been years since I have seen him but he will always have a place in my heart as my “big brother cousin”. I always looked up to his gentle strength. May God give you peace and comfort as you walk through this difficult time.
Love and blessings
Judi
Harry W Child (Cameron Park, California )
Oct 8, 2022
Rest In peace my dear friend and thank you for our great times together. You were the best. Harry
Pamela Dotson (Watford City, North Dakota)
Oct 9, 2022
Sandy and Family:
Sending thoughts and prayers your way.
Carissa Bousquet (Sidney, MT)
Oct 16, 2022
Kermit was such a sweet & sincere soul. I had the honor of getting to know him while cutting his hair. Always smiling & sharing a good story. My deepest sympathy to his family.
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