Peter James Hjelmstad
12/8/1932 - 5/17/2020
Peter James Hjelmstad passed away on May 17, 2020. Burial
will be at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas Wednesday May 20,
2020. Peter was born December 8, 1932 to Thoralf Hjelmstad and Inez Donahue.
Peter served honorably in the U S Army for 22 years. He is a decorated combat
veteran having served in the Vietnam War. His many decorations include the
Bronze Star(V-Device) Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with 8 Oakleaf
Clusters along with many other decorations and he was an expert Marksman.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years Gloria, sons; Thor Hjelmstad, and Peter
J. Hjelmstad Jr. and also a daughter Jenna Cadena. Peter had two sisters that
survived him Terry Fontaine of North Dakota, and Laurie Geforh of Florida.