Edward M. Peterson Jr., age 89 of Redwood Falls, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Sunwood Good Samaritan in Redwood Falls. Private family services will be held with burial in Crestlawn Memorial Garden. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
Edward Martin Peterson Jr. was born July 6, 1927 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Edward and Laura (Simpson) Peterson. He was confirmed in Robbinsdale. Ed was drafted and served in the US military from October 1945 to November 1946 in the Quartermaster Corps (“pencil pusher”). On November 27, 1971 he married Mildred (Anderson) Jorgensen. They were married for 41 years. Ed was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Lions Club for 25 years. He started the Lions road clean-up project. Ed enjoyed playing golf. Ed’s family extends a special thank you to Betty Schoethoerster of Prairie Services and Sunwood staff for their special and compassionate care.
Ed is survived by his step-daughter Linda Kay (Jerry) Jorgensen Peterson of Plymouth; granddaughter Melissa Kay (Layne) Fowler of Spartanburg, SC; 3 great grandchildren: Will, Colton, and Samantha; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Marilyn, second wife Mildred, brother Robert, and sister Barbara.