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Wilbur E. “Bill” Peterson


Thu, Nov 7th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Wilbur E. “Bill” Peterson. age 91, of Harmony, Minn. died Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013, at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.

Bill was born November 7, 1921 in Otisco, Minn., to Elmer and Elma Peterson. He moved to the Harmony in his early teens and graduated from Harmony High School in 1939. After continuing his education as a Machinist in Winona, Minn. Bill applied his skills at the Naval Ship Yard in Bremerton, Wash. re-building ships damaged during the war. He returned to Harmony in 1943 to marry his longtime sweetheart Mae Peterson on June 26 at the Harmony State Line Church. Together they moved back to Washington State where he continued working at the Naval Ship Yard. Bill joined the Air Force and served as a Squadron Crew Chief.

Mae and Bill returned to Harmony in 1947 to start a family and work alongside his father at Peterson Auto Service. They continued to operate this business until Bill, along with a few local business men, started a venture which soon became Harmony Enterprise Corporation “HECO”. Bill wore many hats while working at HECO including Chief Engineer and Vice President. After retiring for the first time in 1986, Bill and Mae owned and operated the Country Lodge Motel until they sold it in 1996.

Bill loved his family, church and home. He served in many capacities to help develop and improve his community and church. He was especially proud of being honored with the Melvin Jones Award from Lions Club International which recognized his passion to serve.

Bill is survived by 3 children: Robert (Sandy) Peterson of Gainesville, Flo., Carolyn (Bruce) Morem of Lake Geneva, Wis. and Gordon (Sandi) Peterson of Rockford, MI; 6 grandchildren: Sharon Peterson, Nikki (Jim) Hunkins, Austin (Jade) Morem, Eric Peterson, Cory (Caitlin) Peterson and Kyle Peterson; 6 great grandchildren: Kaelyn Nash, Sydney Nash, Ella Hunkins, Jocelyn Morem, Avett Morem and Emma Hunkins; a sister, Dolores (Dudley) Keech; a brother-in-law, Willard Peterson; and 2 sisters-in-law: Luanne Peterson and Ruth Peterson. Bill is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Beulah “Mae” who died on October 12, 2011.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Harmony. Interment with Military rites will follow at State Line Cemetery, rural Harmony. Friends may call from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Friday at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony and 1 .....
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Fillmore Central Elementary applies to be celebration school

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

At the regular school board meeting on October 29, Dean Chris Mensink informed the board that Fillmore Central Elementary is eligible to be a Minnesota Department of Education Celebration School. He explained the top 25 percent of schools in Minneso ..... 
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Fillmore-Central band students performing in Conference Honor Band

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

F-C Band Students Performing in Conference Honor Band at Wabasha-Kellogg High School on Monday, November 4. Eight instrumental music students from Fillmore Central, under the direction of Lane Powell, were selected to the 2013 Three Rivers Confere ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School will host college information night

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

Fillmore Central High School will be hosting a college information night on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center. A representative from Southeast Technical College from Winona will have a financial aid presentation wit ..... 
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Harmony Veterinary Clinic supports Fillmore Central and Lanesboro FFA Chapters

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

The Harmony Vet Clinic recently donated $423.00 to each of the Fillmore Central High School and Lanesboro High School FFA chapters. The FFA teaches our youth invaluable leadership, personal growth and career success skills. The donation was made ..... 
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Monster Bash scares up funds for Fillmore Central band and choir

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central band and choir are planning a June 2014 trip to Disney World. There they will enjoy such things as the whimsical Magic Kingdom, perhaps they will bump into the famed Mickey and Minnie and perform on the grounds among other thin ..... 
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Murrell James Jacobson

Tue, Oct 22nd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Murrell James Jacobson, age 90, of Harmony, Minn. died Thursday, October 17, 2013, at the Harmony Care Center in Harmony. Murrell was born June 20, 1923 in Harmony, the son of James and Lena (Grande) Jacobson. He attended Harmony schools and grad ..... 
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ObamaCare ...

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Any attempt to refute Stan Gudmundson’s hate filled rant against our president, government, and country would not only be a waste of time but require too many words allowed by the Journal. Let’s be clear: ObamaCare passed the Hou ..... 
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Harmony to allow “doggy daycare”

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Government

Harmony Greenhouse and Floral owner Paula Fisher approached the Harmony City Council on October 8 regarding the current animal ordinance. Fisher has been working on a business plan for the last year, and would like to open a dog boarding kennel and ..... 
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