Memorial Service for Marlin Beetle Pete Peterson, 79, of Wheaton, Minnesota will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton with Rev. Thomas Olson officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Traverse County Highway Crew, Jim Pahl & Bobby Schmidt, Spencer & Julie Straw, & the Country Corner Cafe Coffee Group. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 24 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Ranney Funeral Home in Wheaton. Marlin Peterson was born on August 18, 1927 in Stevens County, Minnesota the son of Alma (Iwen) and Albert Peterson. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He grew up in the Stevens County and Wheaton/Norcross area. He married Lillian Gunderson on February 7, 1950. He was a farm laborer for years in the Norcross area until 1969 when he moved his family to Wheaton where they still reside. Marlin did some carpentry work in the Wheaton area until working for Traverse County Highway Department where he continued to work part time after his retirement. Marlin loved spending time with his family, having coffee with the boys, bowling and reading. He was happiest when he was able to tease someone. He died suddenly on Saturday, April 21, 2007 in Wheaton. He attained the age of 79 years. He is survived by his wife: Lillian, son: Wayne (Sue) Peterson Dearborn, MI, Daughters: Marlene (Lynn) Pistorius of Rosholt, SD, Fran Ketterling of Owatonna, MN, and Anita (Steven) Tritz of Windom, MN, Grandchildren: Carrie, Cristi, Sharla, Stacy, Brian, Tara, Scot, Meghan and Colin, Great-Grandchildren: Darien, Baihley, Zander, Olivia, Zachary, Caleb and Shae. He is also survived by Sisters-in-law: Lillian (Vern) Mohs of Fairmount, ND, Dorothy (Luther) Bauman of Wahpeton, ND, and Sue Peterson of Atwater, MN. Brother-in-law: George (Edna) Gunderson of Brooklyn Center, MN, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other extended family. He was preceded in death by parents, brothers: Merle, Donald and Gary. Family prefers memorials to be given to the American Heart Association.
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