John M. Peterson, 95, of Zumbrota, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the Zumbrota Health Services.
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Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Minneola Lutheran Church, with Rev. Audree Catalano officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials are preferred to Minneola Lutheran Church.
John M. Peterson was born May 17, 1919, in Pine Island Township, Goodhue County, to Frederick and Sophie (Kindseth) Peterson. He graduated from Zumbrota High School. On June 12, 1941, John entered the U.S. Army. He served in the South Pacific during World War II and was honorably discharged on Nov. 16, 1945. John returned home to Zumbrota and began farming with his dad. He also worked part-time as an electrician.
He enjoyed attending local parades, all sports especially high school sporting events, the University of Minnesota Gophers and the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. John also enjoyed farming and driving the tractors.
John is survived by his sisters, Helen Nerison of Zumbrota and Shirley (Fritz) Rodde of Richfield; brother, David (Lill) Peterson of Apple Valley; and 11 nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas and Herbert Peterson.
Arrangements were made with Mahn Family Funeral Home - Larson Chapel in Zumbrota.
Mahn Family Funeral Homes Inc/Larson Chapel
1475 Jefferson Dr
Zumbrota, MN 55992
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Aug. 4, 2014