Karsten Osby Peterson, 58, entered into eternal rest January 13, 2020, at his home in Phoenix, Arizona surrounded by family and friends.
Karsten was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and moved to Phoenix, Arizona at a young age. He pursued a Bachelor of Business Administration at Northern Arizona University and received his Master of Business Administration in Real Estate at Arizona State University. He had a very successful career in Commercial Real Estate and was recognized as a top producer for over 30 years. He retired from Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) in December 2019. Karsten’s love for travel enabled him to see all parts of the world from Europe to all over North America, including Mexico. There was not a trip or destination he didn’t consider. There will always be a special place in his heart for Estero Morua, in Sonora Mexico. Having visited there as a small child and throughout his adult life, it is here where his heart lies. Everything for Karsten was on the bucket list, just live your life and follow your passions. He fulfilled many of these items by golfing at some of the most prestigious golf courses in Ireland and California. Karsten was also a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan and enjoyed fantasy football season. Karsten will always be remembered for his love of music, his thrill to travel to new and old destinations, and spending quality time with his family and friends.
Karsten leaves behind his parents, Jack and Diane Peterson, siblings, Jana and Mark, his wife Stacey, and his beautiful daughter Sierra. He also leaves behind his nephews; Karsten Sellers, Cole Harper, Zach Harper, Ronald Hoehn, Matthew Hoehn, nieces; Kaare Sellers, Sage Peterson, and Madison Peterson as well as numerous friends and family.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3641 N. 56th St., Phoenix, AZ, with Pastor Rick Sherrill officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Arizona Country Club, 5668 E. Orange Blossom Lane, Phoenix, AZ.
In lieu of flowers, family and friends may make donations to TGen pancreatic cancer research, please click on the link https://www.tgen.org/giving/celebration-of-life/memorials/2020/karsten-osby-peterson/ or you may also send a gift by mail to: TGen Foundation, 445 N. 5th Street, Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
May you rest in peace. You will be missed by many.
Good night now!
Karsten will live on in all the people he made smile. He was truly one of a kind. He worked hard, but he was always certain to make sure to enjoy his family, friends and fun! I don’t know many people who balanced life as well as Karsten – he had his priorities straight and every time I saw him he had a bright smile and a ready hug! He will be missed by many and my heart goes out to Stacey, Sierra, Jack and Diane. I wish there was a way to make this easier.
Our heartfelt condolences to the beautiful Stacey and Sierra and the rest of his loving family. Kirsten was one of a kind and was never seen without a big smile. You could see by the twinkle in his eyes how much he loved life. I love that he lived out a lot of adventures this last year and lived his life to the fullest. Karsten’s family and friends who enriched his life are in my thoughts and prayers
Love, Laura and Hank Mackey
While I only had the honor to know Karsten for a short 3 years, his care for his clients and his sense of humor was infectious. I hope that you find peace in knowing he made a lasting impact on many and is no longer in the pain that he left in this world.
Dear Stacey and Sierra,
I am so sorry for your loss – I will always with fondly of Karsten and his infectious laughter.
You are in my heart and in my prayers.
Leggie Mark Sweeney
A great guy with a beautiful heart who always had that huge smile and outstretched arms for a big hug each time you saw Karsten “Karty” He would tell you “ it’s okay” whenever you thought something was not. He was that kind of person who tried to lift you up. Hard to believe not to be seeing him around but I guess that would be “okay” as he often said. You’ll be missed Karty, the love and joy you’ve shared with all your friends and family will be treasured! Our heartfelt condolences to his beautiful and loving wife Stacey and daughter Sierra and his loving parents Jack and Diane.
Love, Leggie and Mark
I wish I could attend the services but travel has me out of town. I worked with Karsten and always enjoyed every interaction with him. A good man through and through. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I am very sorry for the loss of his goodness.
One of the very best in our business – a true professional. We will miss him dearly,
Llory ( formerly Lori) Wilson
I knew Karsten in high school through big brother Mark.
What I remember most was his beautiful smile.
I am so very sorry for your loss.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort and hope for eternal life.
Great friend, great person as well as a professional. I was honored to work with him and to be a friend. I pray that he will be able to watch his Vikings while up in Heaven with Jesus Christ.
I really only knew Karsten on a professional level. We did multiple deals together over the years. Tough, smart, prepared, reasonable, and most importantly a true, handshake was all you needed, kind of guy. Heart felt condolences to his family and friends.
Arthur Conner Jr,
Jana, At this time of immense sorrow I too would like to express my heartfelt condolence on the passing of your baby brother. Although we (Karsten and I) never met I was impressed when you once described how he simply would not be constrained by the doctor-order cast on his broken limb, With an smile of incredilous you said he deattached that cast in short order! The world is missing that spirit tonight. I AM TRULY SORRY.
Stacy, Sierra and Peterson Family,
It is with a heavy heart that Karsten and I lost contact when I moved out to North Carolina. However he was a great friend and colleague at TCC & C&W. I loved every moment we had together from work, to guys golfing trip at your place in Mexico , to just hanging out. He made an impact in my life and career by guiding Mark Gustin and I with Rome Towers to working with our two crazy clients from Vegas as well as many other great stories. He always offered a helping hand and helped support a young guy like me back then trying to make it in this crazy business. He was also there to help and support me when my brother passed at an early age. He will be missed and my families thoughts and prayers are with yours, he will always be remembered by us as I share his stories with my children.
With deepest sympathy
Bryan Johnson and Family