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Warren L. Peterson


Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Warren L. Peterson

Warren L. Peterson, age 92, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Friday morning, June 28, 2013, at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center.

Warren was born November 13, 1920, in the family pioneer homestead in Amherst Township, Fillmore Co., Minnesota, the son of Peter J. and Mamie (Lawstuen) Peterson. He lived and farmed at home until serving with the US Navy from Jan. 1945 – June 1946 in the Philippines during WWII. He married Ada Arnold March 31, 1950, in Caledonia, Minn. The couple made their home on his family farm moving to Spring Valley in 1955. Warren worked as a mechanic at Gunderson Motors in Fountain and Marchant Motors in Spring Valley, operated the FINA station in Spring Valley and retired as a mechanic with Isenberg Equipment in Spring Valley.

Warren was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley and the Spring Valley American Legion. When he was a young man he ski jumped in Rushford and then later took up X-C skiing.

He is survived by his wife, Ada; three children, Sue (John) Lindsay of Port Washington, Wisc., John (Nancy) Peterson of Evansville, Wisc. and Mark (Wendi) Peterson of Rochester; seven grandchildren, Peter (Kimberly) and John (Tsubasa) Lindsay, Sam, Jake and Christina Peterson, Anika (R.J.) Laube and Brianne Hamm; one great-grandson, Brok Laube; one brother, Kenneth (Donna) Peterson of Canton; nephew, Wes (Jan) Peterson of Spring Valley and other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Dolores Peterson.

There was a memorial service Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with the Rev.’s Dennis Timmerman and Laura Fladten co-officiating

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