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Joseph E. Peterson, 68

Joseph E. Peterson, age 68, of Hastings, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008.

A graduate from Roberts High School in Roberts, Wis., he went on to own and operate his own business, J.P. Exteriors.

He is preceded in death by his son, Christopher; and his parents, Vernon and Esther Peterson.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; children, Sam (Mary) Burr, Cyndy (Owen) Heschke, Steve Burr (Nancy), Edward (Marie) Peterson, Scott Burr, Julie Morgan (Tony), Rick (Lynn) Peterson, and Kellie (Richard) Peterson; 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Peggy (Ken) Lashley, Sandy (Tom) Gaustad, and Nancy Larson; brothers, Bill (Colleen) Peterson, and Jim (Barb) Peterson; and many other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings, and one hour prior to service at church.

Interment will be Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred.

The Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.,