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Roland F. "Pete" PETERSON

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Roland F. "Pete" PETERSON Obituary
March 26, 1924 ~ April 24, 2013 Died peacefully on Wednesday at Tidewell Hospice in Palmetto, FL. Roland was born in Eagle River, WI. Attended school and graduated from White Bear Lake High School in 1941. He served with distinction in the U.S. Navy as a Quartermaster on PC 487 and was honorably discharged. He met and married Sigrid Husby on October 10, 1947. They enjoyed downhill skiing water skiing, boating, hunting and fishing. His other hobbies included building scale models trains, and remote-controlled planes and boats. Roland's jobs included working as a repairman for Montgomery Wards, salesman for Armor Meats, a pinsetters mechanic at the White Bear Lake Bowl and Hafner's Bowl, an Electrician at Donnelly Electric, a rep for Anderson Windows, and self-employer prior to his retirement. Roland owned a 22 ft. Chris-Craft which he enjoyed for several years. His love of boating later moved up to cabin-cruisers on the Mississippi and the St. Croix Rivers. He possessed a Captain's License and he and his wife were active members of the St Paul Sail and Power Squadron. In 1990 Roland and his wife retired to Country Lakes an active senior community in Palmetto, FL. They spent their retirement golfing, dancing, and being active in their community. Roland had recovered from a stroke in 2004, and had been in reasonably good health until his death. He will be remembered for his politically incorrect sense of humor and fun loving nature. He is preceded in death by his best friend and father, Frank D. Peterson and mother, Clara of White Bear Lake, MN., and sister, Norma Mae Bjork of Stillwater, MN. He survived by his wife, Sigrid Peterson of Palmetto, FL., daughter Kristine (Bob) Tompkins, grandson Timothy Peterson and granddaughter Jamie Lindblom. The family has arranged for private cremation.

Published in Pioneer Press on May 1, 2013
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