Roger Petersen, 1922-2019

Published 1:00 am Thursday, August 22, 2019

Roger William Petersen of Hopkins, born Jan. 28, 1922, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.

Roger Petersen

Born in Albert Lea, Roger graduated from Albert Lea High School and Macalester College in St. Paul in 1950. He began teaching in Herman and finished his teaching career at Hopkins High School. Roger was an U.S. Army veteran, who served in World War II. He was an avid golfer and fisherman, and enjoyed time spent over coffee with friends.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary.

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He is survived by his daughter, Jane; son, Bill (Penny); grandchildren Craig and Laura; and brother, Howard.

Funeral services took place Wednesday and private interment will be Aug. 28 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to the Kidney Foundation or Heart Association, or to the donor’s choice.