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Andrew Gunnar Olness


Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Andrew Gunnar Olness, 73, of Peterson, Minn. died on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. He was born in Rushford to Norman and Agnes (Gunderson) Olness on August 11, 1942. He was a graduate of the Peterson High School, the University of Minnesota College of Agriculture ,and taught high school agriculture in Canton and Grand Meadow, Minn. He took over the family farm near Peterson in 1969 and farmed all his life. He also continued his father’s seed business through 2015.

He is survived by his four sisters: Karen Olness Torjesen (Hakon) of Kenyon, Minn.; Julianna Olness Wright of Raleigh, N.C.; Sigrid Olness Kilcullen of Fort Royal, Va.; and Elisabeth Olness Emerson (Alva) of Minneapolis. He is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews and 27 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and ten aunts and uncles.

His great joy was in reading the Bible and praying three times daily. The list of people he prayed for was very long. He enjoyed playing the guitar, reading about the Titanic history, making walnut cookies and lefse, going for hikes in the woods, and visiting with his friends and family. He enjoyed working with old machinery and tractors, country music, and taking small trips with his family.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, May 20th, 2016, at Arendahl Lutheran Church, 36689 State Highway 30, Peterson, with Pastor Sara J. Walker Brown officiating. A time of visitation and sharing took place one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. The committal service took place at the Arendahl Cemetery.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro assisted the family with arrangements. To share a condolence with the family, please visit rileyfuneralhomes.com.

Michael Bremmer

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Michael Bremmer Michael S. “Mike” Bremmer, 56, of Peterson, Minn., died on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan in La Crosse, Wisc. Mike was born on February 9, 1959, in Lanesboro, Minn. to Lyle and Carol (John ..... 
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Adeline Skalet

Mon, Nov 23rd, 2015
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Adeline Skalet Adeline, R. Skalet, 95, of Peterson, Minn. died on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn. Adeline was born on May 29, 1920, in rural Lanesboro, Minn. to Hjalmer and Olive (Gilbertson) Be ..... 
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Arlyn L. Benson

Tue, Nov 10th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Arlyn Leverne Benson, 85, of Rushford, Minn. died on Friday, November 6, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford surrounded by his family. Arlyn was born on September 28, 1930, in rural Peterson, Minn. to George and Bertha (Olson) Bens ..... 
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Robert O. Grimes

Thu, Nov 5th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Robert O. Grimes, 90, of Peterson, Minn. died on Tuesday, November 03, 2015, at his home. Robert was born on October 16, 1925, in Franklin, Minn. to Oscar and Esther (Brookman) Grimes. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945. Robert retired in ..... 
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Glen E. Johnson

Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Glen E. Johnson, 79 of rural Peterson, Minn. died on Thursday, September 03, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn. Glen was born on June 3, 1936, on the home farm in rural Peterson, to Johnnie E. and Selma (Engebretson) Johns ..... 
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Amy E. Benson

Wed, Sep 2nd, 2015
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Amy E. Benson, 91, of Peterson, Minn. died on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at the Moore Elderly Care in Rochester, Minn. Amy was born on August 26, 1924, in Rushford Village, Minn. to Oscar and Clara (Rude) Ostrem. She was raised in the Peterson ar ..... 
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Wayne Arnold Pederson

Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Wayne Arnold Pederson of Peterson passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 at the age of 76 years. He was born May 20, 1939 in Money Creek, Minn. to Arnold and Arlene (nee Sanden) Pederson. Wayne married Karen Regelman on September 21, 2013. He was employe ..... 
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Arlyss Jean Peterson

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Arlyss Jean Peterson, 84, of Peterson, died Saturday, June 13, 2015. Arlyss was born September 19, 1930 in St. Charles to Charles and Ruby (Elliot) Lowe. She was raised in Winona, graduating from Winona High School. She worked at Bay State Millin ..... 
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