Russell Peterson, 74Russell David Peterson, age 74 of Aitkin, Minn. died on Feb. 3, 2009 at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Russell David Peterson, age 74 of Aitkin, Minn. died on Feb. 3, 2009 at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
He was born on Jan. 13, 1935 in Almena, Wis. to H. Engnard and Ida (Severson) Peterson. He was a member of the Teamsters Union for 36 years. Russell was employed with Cemstone Redmix for 25 years and Rock Island Water Transit. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict, spending three years in Germany. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Crosby.
He is survived by special friend, Shirley Meyer; two sons, Robert (Diann) Peterson of New Richmond, Wis., and Tom Peterson of New Richmond, Wis.; one daughter, Linda Willett of Somerset, Wis.; two brothers Gerald “Jerry” Peterson of Fleming, Wis. and Robert Peterson of Nevada; one sister Joan (Martin) Simpson of Spooner, Wis.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby. Friends were invited to call from 3 p.m. until time of services at the church. Military honors were given by the Walter Scott Erickson American Legion Post 557, Deerwood. Burial will be at the Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery in New Richmond, Wis.
Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.