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Alfred Peterson

December 29, 1942 — June 11, 2006

Alfred Peterson

Alfred Ray (Pete) Peterson was born October 29, 1942 in Graceville, MN. He was the first of two sons born to Alfred W. (Sonny) Peterson and Beulah (Nadeau) Peterson. Pete was raised on a farm (one of the twin brick houses) near Mud Lake, west of Wheaton. He attended school in Wheaton and graduated with the Wheaton High School class of 1960. After high school he attended Moorhead State College and St. Cloud State College. On August 29, 1964 he was united in marriage to Nancy Ann Dufresne in Manchester, NH. To them were born two daughters, Kristy and Kathy. The family has spent the majority of their lives in California where Pete was employed in the produce transportation business. Pete died suddenly near his home in Los Banos, California on June 11. Pete worked hard all his life and he will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He often returned to Wheaton in the fall of the year to pursue his passion for hunting. He also would return in the spring to do a little fishing. He will also be remembered for his great sense of humor and his excellent cooking. Pete was preceded in death by his mother, Beulah. He is survived by his father. Sonny of Wheaton, his brother Bruce E. Peterson and Melinda of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, his wife Nancy of Los Banos, California, his daughters Kristy and Rich Harlan of Penryn, California and Kathy Peterson of Rocklin, California and three grand children, Chris, Parker and Madison. A graveside remembrance was held at Wildwood Cemetery in Wheaton on June 17, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. To hear a song written by Bruce Peterson for his brother, click HERE.
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