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Lynn L. Peterson

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Lynn L. Peterson
October 9, 1942 ~ April 22, 2013

St. Paul, MN – Lynn L. Peterson, 70, passed away on April 22, 2013. Lynn had a passion for music, arts, history, business and a love of the outdoors, particularly the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.
Lynn graduated from Minnetonka High School in Minnesota, was an Eagle Scout, Merit Scholar, and an AFS student studying in Norway. Lynn attended Yale University and graduated with a BA in History and went on to Stanford University to receive an MBA in 1966. He then served for four years as officer in the U.S. Navy in Subic Bay, Philippines. In 1970, he and his wife returned to California, settled in Pebble Beach with their two children, Mark and Sarah, where he managed a medical laboratory. The family regularly skied and camped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and had a close group of family friends that often got together for holidays and picnics known as "The Beach Group."
While skiing in the mountains he loved, he suffered a major head injury that nearly took his life. Being strong, driven, and with the care of doctors, friends and family, he rehabilitated to a near complete recovery. Now divorced, during the summer of 1984, Lynn moved back to reside in St. Paul.
Lynn's appreciation of music, arts and his morning pursuit of the perfect coffee are where many friends and acquaintances were made. He had uncanny knowledge of music history, religion and world matters that were the foundation of many exhaustive conversations with friends and strangers over a cup of coffee.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elvin L. Peterson in 2000. He is survived by his mother, Nell E. Peterson of Bloomington, MN. Lynn's son, Mark and his wife, Mia live in Carmel Valley with children, Isabel and Jake. Lynn's daughter, Sarah and her husband, Grailing live in Pasadena with daughter, Marlo. His brother, Joel (wife, Pat) and their children, Jill (husband, Chad and son, Lincoln) and Jane (husband, Eric) all live in St. Paul.
Services will be held at Ft. Snelling on June 25, 2013. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be
made to the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance (www.braininjurymn.org) or the Point Lobos Foundation (www.pointlobosfoundation.org).
Published in The Monterey Herald on June 25, 2013
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