Dec. 16, 1952-Oct. 26, 2003
WILLISTON, N.D. - Pamela "Pam" Petersen, 50, a lifelong Williston resident, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Williston. The Rev. Dean Arbs will officiate and interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Pamela Jean Vig was born Dec. 16, 1952, in Williston, the daughter of Dallas and Elvina (Horob) Vig. She was raised in Williston and attended Williston area schools, graduating from Williston High School in 1970.
Pam went on to attend Minot State College, graduating with an elementary education degree in 1974. She then returned to Williston and began teaching at a local elementary school. After teaching for a few years, she worked at the Williston Community Library as the Children's Librarian. She continued as librarian for several years. Pam was most recently employed at Economart in Williston as a supervisor.
She was a member of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church and the Women of the Moose Lodge.
Pam's greatest accomplishments are her children and family. She was a dedicated mother and wife. She enjoyed working in her yard, especially in her flower beds and garden. Pam has struggled with kidney disease for the past seven years. Pam always had a smile on her face. She will be dearly missed by her family.
Pam is survived by her husband, Bob, of Williston; her mother, Elvina, of Williston; five sons, Matthew Kouba of Fargo, Michael Kouba of Williston, J.C. Petersen of Williston, Richard Petersen of Williston and Dustin Petersen and his wife, Sarah of Glendive. Mont.; a daughter, Jennifer Kouba of Williston; two grandchildren; two sisters, Diane Aamoth and her husband, Craig, of Sidney, Mont., and Roxanne Eikom of Williston; numerous nieces and nephews; and a great-niece.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dallas, in 1988.