March 6, 1922 - June 20, 2018
The memorial service for Harold Peterson of Baxter will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Brainerd with Pastor Mark Ford presiding. Family and Friends will begin to gather at the church one hour prior to the service. Harold, age 96, passed away on June 20, 2018, at his residence at Edgewood Assisted Living in Baxter, MN, under the gentle care of St. Croix Hospice. Harold Ray Peterson was born to Albert Earnest and Margaret May (Dome) Peterson on March 6, 1922, in Duluth, MN. Harold entered the US Army at Ft. Snelling, MN, on November 2, 1942, and served until his honorable discharge on December 23, 1945, at Camp McCoy, WI. Harold and Elvera D. L. Lorenz were united in marriage on June 26, 1943 at the Congregational Church in Staples, MN. Together they had lived in Baxter for 53 years at the time of her passing in 2010. He worked for the railroad in Staples in his early years and was a superintendent of stores for National Foods when he retired. He was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Brainerd and the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed carving, wood working, fishing, camping and being outdoors, as well as taking his walks and talking to his friends at Costco. He loved being with his family. Preceding Harold in death were his wife Elvera; parents Albert and Margaret; and brothers Dick and Albert. He is survived by sons Hal (Edie) Peterson of Brainerd and Robert “Bob” (Brenda) Peterson of Baxter; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and sisters Mary (Don) Fortune of Fridley, mn and Besse Buran of Duluth, MN. A special thank you to the staff and residents at Edgewood Senior Living in Baxter for their help and kindness and for making Dad feel at home. A private burial service will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, rural Verndale, MN. Military honors provided by the MN National Guard Honor Guard. Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd.
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