Arlo L. Peterson, age 93,of Isanti died April 22, 2011 at GracePointe Crossing Gables East in Cambridge. He is survived by his loving wife Lucille; daughter Diane (Tom) Beck;daughter-in-law, Cora Peterson; 9 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and other realatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, MAY 21st at St. Francis United Methodist Church with Pastor Diane Nelson officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arlo L. Peterson was born on August 27, 1917 at home in southern Isanti County to Edward and Irene Peterson. Arlo attended school in St. Francis and graduated from St. Francis High School in 1935. He married Lucille J. Holst on August 20, 1938. They raised two children, Elroy and Diane. He was a longtime dairy and crop farmer.
Arlo served on the Anoka Rural Electric Association (REA), United Power, and Connexus Board of Directors for over 35 years. Arlo was a founder of Cambridge Memorial Center, and served on the Isanti Feed Mill Board, St. Francis Methodist Church Council, and St. Francis School Board. He was kind, fair and honest to all who knew him. Arlo was the foundation of a family that truly loved and respected him. He cared for Lucille in their home through the past several years as their health failed. He was proud to have lived in the same home for 93 years.
Arlo Lorenzo Peterson died at GracePointe Crossing Gables East in Cambridge on Good Friday, April 22, 2011, at the age of 93 years, 7 months, and 25 days. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Irene Clayson Peterson and step-mother, Mary Sweigard Holst Peterson; son, Elroy Peterson; great-grandson, Matthew Palmer and sister, Veona Peterson Baver.
Arlo is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Lucille; daughter, Diane (Thomas) Beck of Waconia, MN; daughter-in-law, Cora Clark Petersonof Isanti; 9 grandchildren, Phillip Peterson (Peggy) of Isanti, Cheryl Carpenter of Cambridge, Bonnie Hawn (Bill) of Cody, WY, Vikki Green (Brian) of Livingston, MT, Wendi Palmer (Larry) of Cambridge, Debbie Engblom (John) of Isanti, Dean Peterson (Jessie) of Isanti, Michael Beck (Melissa) of Minnetonka, Kristina Schwendinger (Mark) of Chanhassen; 20 great grandchildren, Lyndsie Peterson, Caitlyn Peterson, Jennifer Carlson (Cory), Jacob Carpenter (Beth), Kathleen Asmussen (Colt), Kyle Carpenter (special friend Amelia), Benjamin Green (Nichole), Emily Weeks (Rick),
Kaija Green, Joseph Palmer, Hannah Palmer, Rebekah Palmer, Andrew Palmer, Cydnie Engblom, Nicole Peterson, Dylan Peterson, David Beck, Greta Beck, Anna Schwendinger, John Schwendinger; five great-great grandchildren, Scott Asmussen, Adam Asmussen, Keegan Weeks, Cameron Carlson, Chase Carlson; one niece, Sharon Baver; several cousins and by other relatives and many friends.