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Kenneth Peterson -- Brownsdale

January 4, 2019

Kenneth Loren Peterson, 81 of Brownsdale, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at St. Mark’s Living in Austin.

Kenny was born June 8, 1937, on a farm in Dodge County near Hayfield to Bernard and Janice (Root) Peterson. In 1956, he graduated from Hayfield High School and from 1956 to 1958 he proudly served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. Kenny married Bonnie Van Vleet on June 7, 1959.

After serving in the Army, he spent his summers driving truck and hauling iron ore. Kenny began farming in 1960, a vocation he enjoyed for 35 years. He loved going up north to his cabin with family and friends where he enjoyed fishing. He liked deer hunting, playing cribbage and just going for drives around the farms to look at the crops. Kenny’s happy smile and sense of humor will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Barrie and Larrie Peterson; and brother-in-law, Allan Eastlee.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Bonnie Peterson, Brownsdale; sons, Lynn (Michelle) Peterson, Rochester, Todd (Jill) Peterson, Austin, and Troy Peterson, Austin; grandchildren, Adam Peterson (Katie Meier), Rochester, Allix (Brad) Fasbender, Inver Grove Heights, Drew Peterson, Dubuque, Iowa, and Seth Peterson, Austin; brother, Cris (Eula) Peterson, Rochester; sister, Aloma Eastlee, Hayfield; sisters-in-law, Helen Peterson and Audrey Peterson; nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., with military rites immediately following by Austin American Legion Post 91, with a reception to follow. Private interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.

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