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Gene W. Peterson
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Obituary for Gene W. Peterson

Memorial Service will be at 11am Friday, May 11, 2018 at First Baptist Church, Long Prairie for Gene W. Peterson, age 67, of Long Prairie who passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at his winter home in Congress, AZ. Burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley, Minnesota. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Thursday at the Williams Dingmann Funeral Home – Stein Chapel, Long Prairie and one hour prior to services at the church.
Gene William Peterson was born July 8, 1950 in Glenwood, Minnesota, the son of William G. and Bernice (Gruber) Petereson. In 1953 the family moved to a farm east of Long Prairie, where he grew up and later graduated from Long Prairie High School. Gene entered the United States Navy in 1969 and was wounded in Vietnam. He served until 1972. He returned to Long Prairie and started working for Starry Construction. Gene also ran a dairy farm until 1985. He was employed by Central Specialties until his retirement in 2014.
Gene was a member of the Long Prairie V.F.W., where he served as commander from 2007 to 2012, Marine Corp League, and the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing and visiting with friends. He loved tractors and was a member of the 2-cycle club. Gene greatest joy was spending time with his grandsons.
Gene is survived by his daughter, Amy Barnum, Brainerd; grandsons, Jayden and Collin, Brainerd; siblings, Earl Peterson, Long Prairie and Donna (Byron) Freie, Long Prairie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Kara, and brother, Dean.
Obituary and on-line guestbook available at www.williamsdingmann.com.


Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

10

May

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes-Long Prairie

333 1st Avenue North
Long Prairie, MN 56347

Visitation

Friday

11

May

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church

401 4th Street
Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347

Memorial Service

Friday

11

May

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
First Baptist Church

401 4th Street
Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347

Cemetery Details

Location

Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery

15550 Hwy 115
Little Falls, MN 56345

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