Edwin Peterson, 1925-2019

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Edwin A. Peterson of Eden Prairie died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019.

Edwin Peterson

Edwin was born March 19, 1925, in North Hibbing, now a ghost town.

While a Navy cadet pilot, he met Lois Sederstrom at a St. Olaf College recital and he never left her side.

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He graduated from the University of Minnesota and began a career in merchandising with JC Penney, managing stores at multiple locations. In 1968 he opened Peterson’s Department Store in Wells. After selling the store in 1985, Lois and Ed wintered in Sun City, Arizona.

His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Road in Edina. Visitation is at 10 a.m. and a luncheon reception will follow the service. Any memorials should be directed to the organ restoration fund at Normandale Lutheran Church.

Edwin Peterson

He is survived by his wife, Lois; two children, Tom (Naomi) and Karen Newcomer (Lee); his sister, Beverly Prechel; five grandchildren, Kara Peterson, Ryan Ford (Carla), Chris Ford (Melissa), Erika Zelna (Dan) and Pete Ford; and two great-grandchildren, Bennett Ford and Theo Zelna.