Jack Petersen, 72

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 10, 2010

The memorial service for Jack Leroy Petersen of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday April 14, 2010, at St. John’s Lutheran Home Chapel, Albert Lea. The Rev. Jeff Laeger-Hagemeister will officiate. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and with his family one hour before service at St. John’s.
Jack died suddenly Thursday, April 8, 2010. He was 72 years old.
Jack was born Nov. 27, 1937 in Los Angelos, Calif. to Wesley and Irma (Giles) Petersen. He attended Austin Public School. He lived in Rochester and Albert Lea. Jack married Sandra Thompson on Oct. 17, 1954. While in Rochester he worked for Fire and Safety as a Fireman and EMT. When he moved to Albert Lea Jack ran the Albert Lea Fire and Safety Store. He also worked for Enders Tool Co. and Wilson & Co. After his retirement Jack mowed lawns at the Country Club. Jack was a member of the Eagles, Moose (where he helped cooked suppers on Friday nights) and volunteered at St. John’s. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, sports and just being outdoors. Jack especially enjoyed spending time at the trailer on Leech Lake.
Jack is survived by his son: Rick Petersen and his wife Sheila of Glenville; sister Marie Turner of Austin; special friend: Trudy Donahue and Tavis of Albert Lea; grandchildren: Jillann Luoma and husband Lance, April Petersen and husband, Ansil Wiggins; great-grandchildren: Daniel, Kaitlynn, Jacob, Loryssa, Kylee; stepchildren: Ashley and Travis; step great- grandchildren: Selena and Savanna; several nieces and nephews.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents Wesley and Irma Petersen and his wife Sandra.

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