Melvin Louis Peterson, age 96, of Minneapolis and formerly of Isanti, died May 11, 2007 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 15th from Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel with burial in Isanti Union Cemetery.
Melvin Louis Peterson was born June 19, 1910 at Alexandria, Minnesota to John and Martha (Mattson) Peterson. He was raised in the Alexandria area. Melvin served in the Army during World War II. On January 3, 1947 he married Isabelle Henrickson in Wisconsin and they made their home in Minneapolis. In 1971 they moved to a farm in Isanti County and then three years later they moved into Isanti. In 1993 he moved back to Minneapolis. Melvin was very proud of his military service and was a member of the Isanti VFW Post.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, by his wife, Isabelle, and daughter, Darlene.
He is survived by a niece, Phyllis Michaels and her husband Robert of Minneapolis and their children, Jessica Michaels, Cal Houle and Troy Houle.