Nels Christian Petersen
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Nels Christian Petersen was born in San Jose, Calif. to Robert and Marilyn Petersen.
Nels spent his younger years in Fremont, Calif. where he attended American High School and enjoyed playing football and was on the wrestling team.
After leaving Fremont, Nels moved to North Lake Tahoe where he became a well respected mason throughout the Tahoe Basin. Nels displayed his fine craftsmanship in his work; he also helped the local Auburn California Rotary club build a monument sign off of the highway 80 interchange at Maple Road where all of the local service club signs are displayed.
Above all, Nels was a devoted father to his son Timothy, and steadfast friend to those he loved.
Nels is survived by his mother Marilyn Petersen, son Timothy Petersen and siblings Eric Petersen and his wife Cathy, Bridget Petersen-Powers, Christine Paixao and her husband Daniel. He also has five nieces and nephews: Nolan, Claire and Emma Petersen, Miquelina and Emily Paixio.
He is preceded in Death by his father Robert Nixon Petersen and his son Jacob Petersen.
Services will be held at: TRE PAZZI Trattoria Restaurant, 928 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA. 95603 (530) 823-2994 At: Noon on Sunday December 23, 2012
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Dec. 23, 2012