Eldon Peterson of Braham, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at his home in Braham. He was 93 years old.
A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00am on Monday, July 26 ,2010 at the Braham Covenant church with Rev. Steve Jennisch presiding.
VISITATION will be from 2-4pm on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at the Church.
INURNMENT will be at 6:00 pm on Monday at the Mission Covenant Cemetery in Braham.
Eldon F. Peterson was born October 10, 1916 at the family farm in Grass Lake Township in Kanabec County, Minnesota. His parents were Alfred Theodore Peterson and Bertha Marie (Nelson) Peterson.
Eldon was confirmed at the Braham Mission Covenant church in 1930. Later that year he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior.
Eldon attended Windom School until the eight grade and then went on to Braham High School, graduating in 1935. During seventh and eighth grades he was the Windom school janitor. He also spent a term at Northwestern Schools in Minneapolis (now Northwestern College in Roseville, MN).
His siblings were Carl, Ivar, Ruby Christiana, Ruby Gladys, and Vivian. Ruby Christiana died from Diphtheria while quite young and Eldon insisted that his next sister was to be named Ruby.
After graduation, he farmed with his dad until 1947 when the farm was sold and he, his father and mother moved to Braham. Eldon then worked as an electrician for a few years, and then became Braham’s painter and wallpaper man until his retirement. He was always willing to lend a hand to those who needed help.
He married Alvera Dahlberg on May 24, 1952 at the Braham Covenant Church. Two children were born to this marriage, Mark and Karen.
Eldon was active at the Braham Evangelical Covenant Church. He was the adult Sunday school teacher for 50 years, and served as Sunday school superintendent, deacon, and church chairman. He also sang in a men’s quartet and church choir.
Eldon’s hobby was helping others. He spent many hours helping with home remodeling projects at his children’s homes.
Eldon passed away peaceful on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at his home in Braham. He was 93 years old. He lived his life with strong faith, dignity, spirit, and a great sense of humor! He will be dearly missed by his family and all that knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Ruby Christiana, and brother Ivar.
He is survived by his wife Alvera, son Mark Peterson and wife Kathy of Crown Point, IN; daughter Karen and husband Phillip Oredson of Anoka, MN; grandchildren Tyler, Travis, and Janna Peterson, Anders (wife Betsy), Kjersten, and Erik Oredson; and one great grandson Lars Oredson; brother Carl Peterson and wife Helen of Minneapolis; sisters Ruby Johnson of San Diego, CA; and Vivian Opsal of Minneapolis; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.