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Russell Peterson

May 27, 1955 — March 17, 2015

Russell Peterson, age 59 of St. Cloud, formerly of Osakis passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the VA Medical Health Care System in St. Cloud, MN.
Russell Mark Peterson was born on May 27, 1955 in Alexandria, MN, the youngest son born to Roy and Agnes (Fuchs) Peterson. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Osakis High School in 1973. After high school, Russell joined the United States Army and served his country until 1976 when he was honorably discharged. He married Lucille Reynolds on August 25, 1978 at Frone Lutheran Church in Starbuck, MN. Russell farmed for a time and then attended the Alexandria Technical College for carpentry and graduated in 1983. He lived and worked in Alexandria before moving back to Osakis. He has lived at the VA Care Center in St. Cloud since 2011.
Russell had many interests and hobbies. He enjoyed getting out on the lake fishing, going to the movie theatre and going out to eat. Many of those outings were spent with his brother, Richard and his sons and daughter-in-law, Paul, Jason and Briana. He liked to visit and socialize and had many enjoyable conversations with Fr. Dick McGuire over the years. He also liked visiting with the veterans, their families and the staff at the Veterans Care Center.
Russell is survived by his sons, Paul Peterson of Alexandria, Jason (Briana) Peterson of Cold Spring; his brothers and sisters, Ron (Nancy) Peterson of Burnsville, MaryAnn Witt of Osakis, Richard Peterson of Alexandria, Doris (Curtis) Hanson of Little Falls, Judy (LeRoy) Toenies of Sauk Centre, Ruth (James) Tessier of Farmington; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother-in-law, Arlo Witt and a niece and nephew, Jeanne Hanson and Michael Witt.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Osakis with Fr. David Petron officiating. The lectors are Paul Peterson, Julie Shelstad and Jim Tessier. Giftbearers are Jerrald and Alexis Witt and Haley Middendorf. Interment is at the Calvary Cemetery in Osakis. Visitation is on Friday evening from 4 - 8 pm with parish prayers at 5 pm at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Dave Erickson, Chad Shelstad, David and Brian Hanson, Brad Toenies, Wes Diel, Scott Witt, Jim Tessier and Kris Middendorf.

  • Visitation

    March 20, 2015
    4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Roy-Hetland Funeral Home

    Osakis, MN

  • Prayer Service

    March 20, 2015
    5:00 PM

    Roy-Hetland Funeral Home

    Osakis, MN

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    March 21, 2015
    11:00 AM

    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

    316 3rd Av W
    Osakis

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