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Richard E. Peterson

March 28, 1936 May 25, 2019
Richard E.  Peterson
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Obituary for Richard E. Peterson

Richard E. Peterson, age 83 of Chisago City, MN passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Richard was born in Chisago City to Erwin and Florence Peterson on March 28, 1936. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church. He graduated from Chisago High School in 1954.

He married Carol Glenna on September 14, 1956 at Zion Lutheran Church. He initially worked as a milkman for Sanitary Farm Dairy for 14 years. After that he started R. E. Peterson, Inc., an excavation company in the Chisago Lakes Area. His son Brett worked alongside him from early on and now heads the company.

Richard had excellent grades in school, but working on the family farm made his attendance record less than stellar. A school official warned Richard that if he didn’t attend more regularly, he would wind up digging ditches. And he did just that, building a very successful excavation business. He also built the first and second homes that he and his family lived in for over 40 years.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, sister Eileen (Peterson) Kalway, brothers Maurice and Rodney Peterson, and grandson Alex Peterson.

Richard is survived by his wife Carol (Glenna) Peterson; children Tracy (Todd) Gulliver, Brett Peterson, & Kelly (Rick) Duncan; grandchildren Jennifer (Mark) Anderson, Laura (Kane) Ferry, Andrew Peterson, Taylor (Jimmy) Lorr, Kyle, Chris, & Carter Duncan; great grandchildren Blake Steen, Eloise & Madeline Ferry & Lindsey (Jonathon) Wilkerson; great great grandson, Waylon Wilkerson; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family & dear friends.

Memorials preferred to Zion Lutheran Church or charity of choice.


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Visitation

Tuesday

28

May

5:00 PM 5/28/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/28/2019 8:00:00 PM
Grandstrand Funeral Home - Lindstrom

11900 Lake Lane North
Lindstrom, MN 55045

Grandstrand Funeral Home - Lindstrom
11900 Lake Lane North Lindstrom 55045 MN
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

29

May

10:00 AM 5/29/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/29/2019 11:00:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church

28005 Old Towne Rd
Chisago City, MN 55013

Zion Lutheran Church
28005 Old Towne Rd Chisago City 55013 MN
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

29

May

11:00 AM 5/29/2019 11:00:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church

28005 Old Towne Rd
Chisago City, MN 55013

Zion Lutheran Church
28005 Old Towne Rd Chisago City 55013 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Chisago Memorial Park Final Resting Place

Chisago City, MN 55013

Chisago City 55013 MN
United States
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