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Fredrick Daniel Peterson

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Fredrick Daniel Peterson Veteran

Birth
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Death
25 Apr 2020 (aged 87)
Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Burial
Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA GPS-Latitude: 46.8568759, Longitude: -92.3182602
Plot
SECTION 10 SITE 22
Memorial ID
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Fredrick Daniel Peterson, age 87, of Duluth MN, passed away peacefully at home on April 25, 2020, surrounded by family.

Fred was born in St Paul MN, on December 3, 1932, to Elsie and Elmer Peterson.

He graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1950.

He was a member of the B Company Marines headquartered in Duluth and was called to active duty on August 21, 1950, during the Korean War. After his service to our country, Fred worked for the DM&IR Railroad as a clerk, switchman, brakeman, conductor and yardmaster from 1952 until he retired in 1986.

He was the secretary/treasurer and legislative representative of the UTU Lodge 475, Two Harbors, MN, and belonged to the Lake Avenue Loafers, the American Legion, the North Shore Racing Pigeon Association and the Reservoir Riders. Fred was a life member of DAV.

In Fred's words, he married "the most beautiful woman in the world," Yvonne (Vonnie) Marie (Hansen) on September 5, 1953.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Vonnie; children, Pamela Sue (David) White of Grapeview WA, Lynn Marie (Dane) Youngblom, Daniel Fredrick Peterson and Kristen Merle (Mark) Norrell, all of Duluth; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; plus one great-grandson arriving in a few weeks.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Benjamin Peterson Merrill; brothers, Ralph, Curtis, James, Elroy and Edward; sisters, Verle and Doris; and several nephews.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to SunriseFuneralHomeandCemetery.com

Duluth News Tribune Duluth Minnesota published on May 1, 2020
Fredrick Daniel Peterson, age 87, of Duluth MN, passed away peacefully at home on April 25, 2020, surrounded by family.

Fred was born in St Paul MN, on December 3, 1932, to Elsie and Elmer Peterson.

He graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1950.

He was a member of the B Company Marines headquartered in Duluth and was called to active duty on August 21, 1950, during the Korean War. After his service to our country, Fred worked for the DM&IR Railroad as a clerk, switchman, brakeman, conductor and yardmaster from 1952 until he retired in 1986.

He was the secretary/treasurer and legislative representative of the UTU Lodge 475, Two Harbors, MN, and belonged to the Lake Avenue Loafers, the American Legion, the North Shore Racing Pigeon Association and the Reservoir Riders. Fred was a life member of DAV.

In Fred's words, he married "the most beautiful woman in the world," Yvonne (Vonnie) Marie (Hansen) on September 5, 1953.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Vonnie; children, Pamela Sue (David) White of Grapeview WA, Lynn Marie (Dane) Youngblom, Daniel Fredrick Peterson and Kristen Merle (Mark) Norrell, all of Duluth; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; plus one great-grandson arriving in a few weeks.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Benjamin Peterson Merrill; brothers, Ralph, Curtis, James, Elroy and Edward; sisters, Verle and Doris; and several nephews.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to SunriseFuneralHomeandCemetery.com

Duluth News Tribune Duluth Minnesota published on May 1, 2020

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