Elmer J. Petersen (1925 - 2014)

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Elmer J. Petersen, 88

Sartell

Dec. 16, 1925 ~ Feb. 1, 2014

Elmer John Petersen, age 88, Sartell, MN, formerly of Tucson, AZ, died Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Country Manor Health Care Center, Sartell, MN.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM at El Camino Baptist Church, Tucson, AZ. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will be in East Lawn Palms Cemetery, Tucson, AZ.

Arrangements by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.

Elmer was born December 16, 1925 in Chicago, IL to Elmer and Edna (McAlpine) Petersen. Elmer served in the United States Army. He married Reba Z. Grayson on March 2, 1946 in Tucson, AZ. Elmer was employed by Mountain Bell Telephone Company for over 40 years. He moved to Sartell, MN in June 2009. Elmer was an active member of El Camino Baptist Church in Tucson, AZ where he served in many leadership positions. He also attended Discovery Church in Sartell, MN.

Survivors include children, Tim (Pam) Petersen of Costa Mesa, CA; and Judi (Art) Cotant of Sartell, MN; brother, William "Bill" Petersen of Colorado Springs, CO; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Reba, on February 17, 1998.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 4, 2014
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