Richard Petersen

Published 6:37 am Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Richard (Rick) M. Petersen passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2024 due to complications from a traumatic brain injury after an accidental fall. He was born October 2, 1959 (age 64) in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Robert and Ramona Petersen (who preceded him in death), was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, and was a 1978 graduate of Albert Lea High School. Rick also graduated the University of Minnesota Duluth and worked many years as a journeyman electrician around southern Minnesota. After his working years, he relocated to Alexandria, Minnesota.

Richard Petersen

Rick was an avid outdoorsman and nature lover. In his youth, he could often be found on the golf course, behind a boat trick waterskiing, fishing on Clitherall Lake, or in the fields pheasant hunting with his beloved Brittany Spaniels. He also excelled at horsemanship. In his later years, those hobbies transformed into tending his bountiful gardens and still enjoying every opportunity to gather at Clitherall Lake with his family.

Rick’s pride and joy were his two adult children, Tyler Petersen (New York, NY) and Chelsea Peterson (Eagan, MN), who he had together with his former spouse, Lory Petersen (Albert Lea, MN), and with whom he remained good friends.

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He is survived by his son Tyler, daughter Chelsea (spouse Alex Peterson), granddaughter Kendra Peterson, and former spouse Lory. In addition, he is survived by his three sisters, Brenda Callstrom (spouse Matthew; Rochester, MN), Jan Leland (spouse Bruce; Alexandria, MN), and Mary Petersen (Alexandria, MN), as well as two nephews and two nieces with spouses and children.

A private memorial service for immediate family will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2024 in Alexandria, Minnesota.