Peterson, Robert G. "Pete" Age 89, of Minneapolis/ Brooklyn Center, MN. Passed away peacefully, March 2nd, 2013 with his children at his side. Pete was born August 7th, 1923 to John and Jennie (Johnson) Peterson in Minneapolis. He married Donna Lou Beckwith, on April 23rd, 1960 and together they enjoyed life with their children, grandchildren, family and friends until her death in 2008. Pete proudly served in the U.S Army during World War II where he was stationed in Cape Sansapor, New Guinea. He was a veteran of the Minneapolis Fire Department having served 15 yrs as a Firefighter and 17 yrs as an Arson Investigator before retiring in 1988 after 32 years of service. Pete is preceded in death by his wife, Donna, his parents and 7 brothers & sisters. He is survived by his children, Tim Peterson of Brooklyn Center, Karla (Simonson) of Princeton, Brian Peterson (Stacie) of Brooklyn Center; grandkids, Joe, Allison and Michael Simonson and their father, Tom; and Stacie's children, Kendra Fergus, and Jamie and Caleb Timmerman. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the caregivers at Auburn Manor in Chaska, MN. Funeral service 11 AM Wednesday, March 6, with visitation 1 hr. before service at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com
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