Austin Thomas Petersen

Petersen, Austin Thomas

Austin Thomas Petersen died Feb. 14 in St. Paul, Minn., after a brief illness. He was 93.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Vera Petersen, and two daughters: Sally Karioth (Gerald Ensley) of Tallahassee; and Christina Petersen (John Schlimgen), of St. Paul. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Amanda Karioth Thompson (Sam), of Tallahassee; and Andrew Austin-Petersen, of Austin, Tex. He was predeceased by a son Tom.

Petersen, a World War II veteran, was the retired carpenter at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls .

He will be buried in his native Wisconsin Rapids, WI, where military honors will be accorded him. No other services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the River Falls American Legion

Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Feb. 17, 2014