Jordan Thomas Peterson

Jordan Thomas Peterson was born on September 22, 1989 in Quincy, and died in his home on May 2, 2023. He was the son of John and Jane Peterson of Quincy.

Jordan is survived by his four children: Witlee Higdon, age 12 (mother Tasha Irvin), Wyat, age 10 and Wesleigh, age 7 Peterson (mother Taelor Sheets), and Bristol Hurley, age 3 (mother Deana Hurley). He is also survived by his mother Jane Bozarth Peterson, his sister Sarah Schaller (Dalton), his nieces Aria, Casey, and Tate Schaller. He is further survived by two half brothers, Nolan Ryan and Nick Hawley, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He graduated from Quincy Notre Dame in 2008. He previously worked at Knapheide Manufacturing Company and most recently at Martin Tractor, Inc. He was of the Catholic faith.

He started scouting at St Peter’s School at an early age. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 2006. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He participated in the Philmont Trek in New Mexico. He was proud to become a Scout Master like his father for St. Peter’s, Troop 5.

Jordan enjoyed all outdoor activities with family and friends.

Jordan was preceded in death by his father John Peterson, his grandparents, Edward and Elaine Bozarth and Louise and Paul Peterson and an Aunt Jill Bozarth.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations for the funeral expenses are appreciated or donations can be made to American Diabetes Association. Messages may be shared online at


  1. Jodi M Bliven on May 5, 2023 at 12:45 pm

    Jane and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Jordan’s passing. I remember him from St. Peter’s school and in church. Jordan went to school and grew up with my daughter Kylie. May his memories hold in your heart forever as he now rests in the arms of Jesus.
    My deepest condolences.
    In sympathy,
    Jodi Schaffnit-Bliven

  2. Patricia D. Hermann on May 5, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Our thoughts & prayers go out to Jordan’s family – May he Rest in Peace – hugs to you all
    Ken & Patti Hermann

  3. Brenda Ohnemus on May 5, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Jane I’m so sorry for the loss of your son. May he rest in peace now so young. I’m thinking of you and your family you have my deepest sympathies. Brenda Ohnemus

  4. teresa pickle on May 5, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    Jane and family – my deepest condolences on your loss. May Our Almighty God provide you the strength required in the days ahead and may your many wonderful memories provide you with comfort. Prayers being sent….Teresa

  5. Ray Wheeler on May 6, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    Jane..Linda and I pray that you find peace for your heart soon…We are hurting for you.

  6. Marydine Frankenhoff on May 6, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    Jane and family, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  7. Sue schmidt on May 6, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Jordan’s passing. May God watch over you as you go through this difficult time.


  8. Mary Reiter on May 7, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    So sorry for the lost of your son. Love of son is for ever.

  9. Anna Mae Miller on May 8, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Jane. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May the Angels surround you and
    bring comfort to you. Anna Mae Miller

  10. Jeff and Joanne Bergman on May 8, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    Jane and entire family our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this tough time. May he rest in peace. Joanne& Jeff Bergman

  11. So sorry to hear of Jordan’s passing. My sympathy to the family.Rita Davis on May 9, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jordan’s passing. My sympathy to the family.

  12. James Gragg on May 10, 2023 at 9:58 am

    My prayers are for the family to find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  13. Leona Loos on May 10, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    Jane, So sorry to read about Jordan, was just thinking about him after seeing you recently. Remember him from Diabetic teaching many years ago. Losing a son so young is not something we like to think about! Keeping you any your family in my prayers!

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