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Roger Peterson

Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Roger A. Peterson, age 76, of Harmony, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin, surrounded by family after battling cancer.

Roger was born June 30, 1935, to Alfred and Esther (Johnson) Peterson. He attended rural country school and Lanesboro High School.

He married Rosella (McCabe) on September 25, 1954, in Harmony. They farmed for several years before moving into Harmony where Roger opened and operated Peterson’s Sport Shop for 27 years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and visiting with all his customers and friends. He thoroughly enjoyed and loved all his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was very active for many years in the community with the pheasant habitat. He believed in getting and keeping the young people interested in hunting and fishing as well as preserving the small family farm.

In addition to his wife Rosella of 58 years, he is survived by his children, Debra (Darrell) Bates, Dan (Lyn), Terry (Stephanie), Fred (Bonnie), Mike (Tracy), Bill (Colleen), twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four sisters: Doris Matson, Joyce Jandro, Avis Larson and Margaret McConnell, sisters-in-law Lois and Eleanor Peterson, along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, and two brothers Percy and Jerry Peterson.

A funeral mass was held at the Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Burial was at St. Agnes Cemetery at Plymouth Rock, rural Cresco, following the services. Lindstrom Funeral Home handled arrangements. Roger will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

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