Orlenn "O.P." Peterson, 71, of Canton died suddenly on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Canton.

He was born Feb. 23, 1941, in Spring Grove to Ardis Peterson. He attended the Mabel schools. He married Signe Onsgard Duneman. They later divorced.

He worked as a farm laborer, a truck driver both locally and over the road, and then at Featherlite in Cresco, Iowa, for several years until his retirement. He enjoyed truck and tractor pulls.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Brooklyn Jo and Fredrick Joseph Stevenson; three half-brothers, Neal Forde of Holmen, Wis., James Forde of Forest Lake, Minn., and Brian Forde of Pontiac, Mich.; half-sister, Mary Havlik of La Crosse Wis.; three uncles, Merle Peterson of Mabel, John Peterson of Preston, and Gary Peterson of Northfield; two step-children, Jody (Kevin) Robson of Cresco, Iowa, and Chad Duneman of Mabel; and two step-grandchildren, Amber and Abby Robson.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amanda, and his mother, Ardis.

Funeral services were Nov. 17 at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.mengisfuneralhome.com.