Roger Peterson, 1932-2016
Published 9:00 am Sunday, June 19, 2016
Funeral services for Roger L. Peterson, 83, of Alden will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Alden. The Revs. Greg Ofsdahl and Rich Merkouris will officiate. Interment will be at Alden Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Alden American Legion Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Roger died Thursday, June 16, 2016, at his home.
Roger L. Peterson was born Dec. 16, 1932, in Carlston Township, the son of Enoch and Eveline (Carlson) Peterson. He was a life-long Alden resident and farmer. Roger attended and graduated from Alden schools. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1953 and served in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1955 at the rank of corporal. On June 22, 1956, Roger married Charlotte Kay Smith. Roger was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and the Alden American Legion. He enjoyed golfing, getting two hole-in-ones, farming, yardwork, gardening and traveling.
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Roger is survived by his wife, Charlotte, of Alden; children Lori (Jerry) Janzig of Alden, Steven (Deanne) Peterson of Alden, Lynn (Jim) Vasquez of Eagan and Jill (Kevin) Benson of Eagle Lake; grandchildren Heather Janzig, Jared (Lindsey) Janzig, Tyler (Ashley) Benson, Landon (Lindsey) Benson, Megan (Brady) Gooden and Derek (Ashley) Peterson; great-grandchildren Luke, Owen, Addisyn, Celeste, Camden, Karson, Kasey and one on the way; brothers-in-law Richard Thunstedt, Daryl (Juanice) Smith and Bruce Smith; sisters-in-law Ramona Peterson, Dona Sens, Maxine Rogness and Eileen Leland; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Howard Peterson, Richard Peterson and Luverne Carlson; and sister, Pearl Thunstedt.