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Nels E. Jacobson


Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Nels E. Jacobson

Nels E. Jacobson, 78, of Peterson, Minn. died on Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn.

Nels was born on April 20, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minn. to Nils and Gunhild (Landsverk) Jacobson. He moved to Rushford as a child and graduated from Rushford High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1963. On October 13, 1967, Nels married Nancy Hammer. He graduated from Winona State University, Winona, Minn., in 1973, with a degree in Industrial Arts Education. In 1975, Nels moved his family to Peterson, Minn. He worked for the Peterson Saw Mill, Hiawatha Tire in Winona and many jobs as a handyman and a carpenter. Nels was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson, Rushford American Legion and the Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa. He was very proud of his Norwegian Heritage and enjoyed wood carving.

Nels is survived by two sons: Eric Jacobson of Marshfield, Wis. and Mike Jacobson of Red Wing, Minn.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother, James and two sisters, Lila and Ethelyn.

A memorial service for Nels was held Friday, April 12, at Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson with Rev. Ron Warnes officiating. Burial was in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery.

Donald E. Shofner

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Donald E. Shofner Donald E. Shofner, age 90, formerly of Peterson, passed away on October, 23, 2012, at the V.A. Medical Center in Sheridan, WY. Don was born on March 31, 1922, in Aiken County. He was a WWII Veteran in the 52nd Armored Infantry. ..... 
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Donald Shofner

Thu, Oct 25th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Donald Shofner, age 90, formally of Peterson, Minn., passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Mountains View Veterans Home in Sheraton, Wyoming. The family is planning a memorial service in December at Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson. Johnson ..... 
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Lester G. Bellock

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Lester G. Bellock, 70, of Peterson, died Monday, May 7, 2012, in Rushford. Lester was born on April 4, 1942, in La Crosse, Wis. to Neil and Emma (Halvorson) Bellock. He was raised and attended school in Rushford. Lester lived briefly in Sou ..... 
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Richard Lance

Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Richard “Dick” Lance, age 60, of Peterson, Minn. died on Thursday, April 19, 2012, following a battle with liver cancer since October of 2011. Dick was born on November 29, 1951, in Cirencester, England to William and Dorothy (Harris) L ..... 
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Pastor Leah Cook McDowell

Mon, Mar 26th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Pastor Leah Cook McDowell died Wednesday morning, March 21, at her home in rural Peterson, Minnesota. She was born October 30, 1976, in Winona to Sonja and Duane Cook. She attended Rushford-Peterson Schools, spending her junior and senior ..... 
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