Warren Peterson, 92, of Spring Valley
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 3:23 AM
Warren L. Peterson, 92, of Spring Valley, died Friday morning, June 28, 2013, at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center.
He was born Nov. 13, 1920, in the family pioneer homestead in Amherst Township, Fillmore County, the son of Peter J. and Mamie (Lawstuen) Peterson. He lived and farmed at home until serving with the U.S. Navy from January 1945 to June 1946 in the Philippines during World War II. He married Ada Arnold March 31, 1950, in Caledonia. The couple made their home on his family farm, moving to Spring Valley in 1955. Mr. Peterson 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.
He 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 cross-country skiing.
He is survived by his wife, Ada; three children, Sue (John) Lindsay of Port Washington, Wis., John (Nancy) Peterson of Evansville, Wis., 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 will be a memorial service 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Revs. Dennis Timmerman and Laura Fladten co-officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday an hour before the service.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley is assisting the family with arrangements.