Kenneth Peterson, 1926-2016

Published 9:47 am Thursday, May 19, 2016

Graveside services for Kenneth J. Peterson will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clarks Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by local servicemen’s organizations, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Online condolences are welcome at

Kenneth Peterson

Kenneth Peterson

Kenny died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Traditions in Owatonna.

Kenneth J. Peterson was born Jan. 24, 1926, in Albert Lea, the son of Alfred and Olga (Johnson) Peterson. He attended District No. 5 School before serving his country in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955.  He lived on a farm outside of Clarks Grove, where he farmed and worked as a janitor and supply clerk for Federated Insurance for 24 years. Kenny later moved to a lake home in Roberts Lake in Rice County. He was a member of the Eagles in Owatonna for 30 years. Kenny enjoyed collecting antiques, growing flowers and visiting with family and friends.

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Survivors include his sisters Garnet (Leroy) Folie and Barbara Peterson.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents.