Wendell G. Peterson died May 19, 2007 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 23rd at Our Saviours Lutheran Church in East Bethel with Pastor Brian Fragodt officiating. A visitation will be held from 4-8 PM Tuesday AT THE CHURCH. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Wendell Gorham Peterson was born to Richard and Nora Peterson on June 26, 1922 in Anoka County where he was also raised. On April 28, 1945 Wendell married Marion Oltman and they have made their home in East Bethel ever since. Wendell farmed and also worked as a mechanic at Benson and Peterson Oldsmobile in Forest Lake. He retired from Benson Peterson and then worked part time at Hardware Hank in Soderville. Wendell was a charter member of the East Bethel Fire Department. He was also a very active member at Our Saviours Lutheran Church in East Bethel, serving in many capacities including the Church Council. Wendell enjoyed woodworking, gardening and especially doing anything with his grandchildren.
Wendell is survived by his loving wife, Marion; three children, Larry (Delores) Peterson, John (Toni) Peterson, and Wendy (Lee) Bouley; one sister, Jeanette Diegnau; seven grandchildren, Chris (Stefanie) Peterson, Katie (Eddie) Osowski, Stacy (Rawlie) Hart, Brandon (Aimee) Bouley, and Graydon, Drew and Blake Peterson; nine great-grandchildren, ZaTanna, Trevor, Jakob, Bree, Samantha, Kortnee, Mackenzie, Allison and Kalie; by many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Nora (Servin) Peterson and by his brother, Durward.
Memorials are suggested to Our Saviours Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers.