Raymond “Tim” Peterson, age 54, of Bethel passed away October 30, 2008 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, November 3rd at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Pastor Bill Steinke officiating. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Athens Lutheran Cemetery.
Raymond “Tim” Peterson, Jr. was born October 8, 1954 at Moorhead, Minnesota to Raymond Sr. and Marie (Murphy) Peterson. He attended school in Dilworth, Minnesota until his family moved to Andover. Tim then attended Anoka High School followed by earning his Engineers License at Anoka Vo-Tech. He worked at Onan/Cummings Power Generation. In 1976 Tim married Frances Bremer-Lofback and they resided in Bethel. Fran passed away February 28, 2006 in an auto wreck that Fran and Tim were in, ultimately resulting in Tim losing his own life as well. Tim’s passion was stock car racing and he would travel all over the Midwest to attend races.
Tim passed away Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis at the age of 54 years and 22 days. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Sr. and by his wife Fran.
Tim is survived by his mother, Marie of Andover; two brothers, Rick Peterson (Barb Kindseth) of Andover, David Peterson of Andover; sister, Bonnie Olson (Nick Wolf) of Blaine; by nieces, nephews, Fran’s extended family, and other relatives and friends.