The Hancock School community was deeply saddened by the sudden loss of 18 year old Dennis Peterson, a member of the senior class. Dennis passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 24 at his home in Benson. His funeral was held on Monday, January 31.
“Dennis was kind and respectful to all students and staff,” said Principal Tim Pahl on behalf of the Hancock High school administration. “He spent much of his school day in Mr. Steiner’s and Mr. Anderson’s Ag/Industrial Technology classes where he enjoyed creating a variety of woods and metals projects.”
Classmates shared this: “Dennis was mild mannered and kind hearted. He was extremely creative and liked to spend his time illustrating graphics or playing video games/coding. He was always positive and quick witted as he was humorous and enjoyed a good pun. He was a smart kid, but we remember him as also being a “procrastination expert.” He will forever be a special part of our class. A few of our favorite memories of Dennis include his infectious laugh, his ability to sleep through an entire class, and always having his empty diet coke water bottle.” -Hancock Senior Class
“Dennis Peterson was the funniest guy I know.,” said his classmate Serena. “He was always either hanging out with friends and family, making puns, playing video games, or making music. I honestly just wish that we could all have one more day with Dennis back in our lives. There wasn’t a single person who he couldn’t make laugh. Dennis was always happy. I’m sure everyone can agree that his smile was unique and one-of-a-kind. Dennis and I were so close that he just became my brother. I’ll never forget Dennis, and we all miss him so much. I honestly don’t know what I’m gonna do without him.”