Paul Peterson, of Aitkin, formerly of Ogilvie, died on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Good Samaritan Home in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. He was 71 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be at 1 PM on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Akkerman- Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora with Pastor Roger Olsen officiating.
VISITATION will be on Friday, April 15, 2011 at the Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home from 5-8 PM and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
INURNMENT will take place at Camp Ripley at a later date.
Paul Edwin Peterson, of Aitkin, formerly of Ogilvie/Day area, was born in Minneapolis on December 7, 1939. He passed away peacefully on April 12, 2011 at The Good Samaritan Home in St. Croix Falls, WI.
Paul graduated from Ogilvie High School in 1957. He served in the US Navy and was honorably discharged. On September 1, 1962, he was united in marriage to Karen Ruth Anderson and they were blessed with three children. Paul worked many years in the trucking industry in MN and AK. He retired in 2001. Paul enjoyed conversation with everyone and anyone he came in contact with. He enjoyed the outdoors and riding on his 4-wheeler. He also did a little wood-working and enjoyed looking for and polishing agates.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Geraldine Peterson and sister, Eileen.
Paul is survived by his wife, Karen of Aitkin; daughters RuthAnn (Jed) Heinzen of Zimmerman and Paula Peterson of Elk River; son, Matthew (Christine) of Batvia, OH; brother, John (Shirley) of East Bethel, sister Geraldine (Erhard) Haus of Scandia; 5 grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua, Molly, Sean, Olivia; 2 great-grandchildren, Ethan and Jack. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Paul will be greatly missed by all who knew him.