Akkerman-Ingebrand • Mora, MN

Rock-Ingebrand • Braham, MN

Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

Braham, MN • 320-396-2121



Duane “Duke” Peterson, of Braham, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021 at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge.  He was 96 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the Siloa Lutheran Church in rural Braham.

Service for Duke Peterson

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 2 hours prior to the service at the church; from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm on Sunday.

INURNMENT will be in the Siloa Lutheran Cemetery in rural Braham.

If you wish to send flowers, please order them through Cheri’s Flower Basket in Sandstone (320-245-2243 or www.cherisflowerbasket.com) as this is where Duke’s daughter Rachel works.

Duane “Duke” L. Peterson, age 96, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021 at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge surrounded by family.

He was born April 21, 1925 to John and Myrtle (Anderson) Peterson in Maple Ridge Township. Born the third oldest of eleven children, Duke attended Hiawatha and Day schools in the early grades and then graduated from Braham High School in 1942.

Duke joined the US Army in 1944 and served as a Sgt. Communications Chief during WWII. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre and received an honorable discharge in 1946. After his military service, he returned home to help on the family farm.

Duke met Corneil “Corky”, the love of his life, at a snowmobile party. On August 9, 1969, they were married in St. Paul. Corky and her three children joined him on the family farm where they raised Black Angus Cattle. They were blessed with two daughters and enjoyed 46 years together.

Duke was a lifelong member of Siloa Lutheran Church. Over the years, he served on numerous boards and committees throughout Isanti County. He served as a Maple Ridge Township Supervisor for 51 years and was an active member of the Braham VFW.

Duke enjoyed bowling, playing softball, deer hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

Duke was preceded in death by his parents; wife Corky; brothers, Myrlin and Dale; sisters, Virginia and Janet.

He is survived by his children, Sharon (Tom) Lynch of Mora, Greg Massey of Columbia Heights, Chris (Bill) Dahlquist of Cambridge, Nicole (Tim) Laman of Stanchfield, and Rachel Peterson of Grasston; grandchildren, Mari (Peter)Perugini, Frances (Mike) Steckelberg, John (Loretta) Steckelberg, Tonya (John) Wannarka, Amanda (Keith) Tweeter, Jessica (Nate)Kaczynski, Hanna (Mike) Massey, Erica Gerrity, Mary (David) Dahlquist-Acosta, Lukas Hanson, Marcus (Rachel) Dahlquist, Amelia and Kevin Laman, Nicholas Peterson; 15 great grandchildren; brothers, Myron and Frank; sisters, Betty (passed away 7/27/21), Joanne, Delyte and Ione; many nieces, nephews , other relatives and friends.

7 thoughts on “DUANE “DUKE” PETERSON”

  1. So sorry to hear of Dukes passing. Him and Corky were wonderful neighbors miss them very much.
    Prayers to the family
    May Duke and Corky be forever at peace.

  2. He was a wonderful friend! His friends from Grasston Senior Dining will miss him a lot! I am so glad he loved God! Makes me happy that he is at peace! Keeping you in my prayers!

  3. Rachel your dad was a very kind man you were amazing to take care of him he will be missed at VFW

  4. I have such wonderful memories of the Peterson farm. The day that Jeff (?) the dog chased me with a mouse in his mouth to the back of Duke’s truck and then up to the top of the cab, brought Duke much amusement! I still hate mice! The Peterson’s saved my life when I was in high school. A safe place to land when I needed it, without question!! May they both rest in peace!

  5. RIP Duke and our sympathy to the family! You had giving and caring parents! In gratitude for all they did for others!

  6. We’ve known Duke since we were young kids. Being the city folks, we always enjoyed our family reunions on the farm, and later, our children and grandchildren did also. Duke was welcoming to all and the Kids could not wait for tractor rides with Him. What a good family man who always had a firm handshake and welcoming smile. The Smith family sends our condolences and will miss him. He was one good man.

  7. Duke was an ideal neighbor. He was always friendly and kind, ready to help anyone who needed it. He is well thought of and is missed by our family.

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