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Luverne Peterson

Luverne Peterson
Oct. 16, 1933 - Apr. 26, 2017

Luverne A. "Pete" Peterson, age 83, of Blomkest, died peacefully Wednesday morning, April 26, at his home in Blomkest.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 1, at Svea Lutheran Church in Svea. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in rural Blomkest. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. www.petersonbrothers.com

Luverne Alvin "Pete" Peterson was born October 16, 1933, on the family farm in rural Lake Lillian, Minnesota, the son of Elvin and Ida (Tolzmann) Peterson. He grew up and attended District #64 School in Blomkest through 8th grade and then completed 9-12 grade at Willmar High School, where he graduated in 1952. After graduation he continued farming with his father. On May 31, 1958, he married Shirley J. Wilson at Svea Lutheran Church. This union was blessed with 6 children. He later took over the family farm and also did custom work for several area farmers until his retirement at the age of 78. He was a DeKalb seed corn dealer for 35 years which enabled him to share many hours of fellowship with friends and neighbors. In 2008, they moved off the family farm and purchased their retirement home in Blomkest.

His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, trap shooting, shooting pool, playing softball, bowling, dancing, and spending time with family and friends. He was especially known for his infectious laugh which could be heard in any large crowd, Throughout his life he worked hard, played hard, and lived his life to the fullest. In his last years when his health was starting to fail and he became less mobile, it was very important to him to stay in touch with friends and family via cellphone. He always wanted to know how "You" were doing instead of how he was doing. His quick wit, knowledge, endless advice, and amazing sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife: Shirley Peterson of Blomkest; six children: Kent Peterson of Lake Lillian, Carmen Peterson (and special friend, John D'Elia) of Connecticut, Calmon Peterson of Blomkest, Douglas Peterson (and special friend, Deena Hillenbrand) of Blomkest, Karla (and Randy) Anderson of Belgrade, and Zayna (and Jim) Eischens of Willmar; several grandchildren; two-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois (and Maynard) Laumer of Danube; one niece and three nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter: Kally Morgan Anderson.

Cemetery Details

Evergreen Cemetery

Blomkest, MN, 56216


APR 30. 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


MAY 1. 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Svea Evangelical Lutheran Church

12651 15th Street SE

Svea, MN, US, 56216

Funeral Service

MAY 1. 01:00 PM

Svea Evangelical Lutheran Church

12651 15th Street SE

Svea, MN, US, 56216

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April 27, 2017 at 04:55 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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Laurie Mresch - April 27, 2017 at 10:14 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Luverne made me laugh quite a few times and he had such an infectious laugh. Prayers, love and sympathies to you all...

Laurie Maresch - April 27, 2017 at 10:24 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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April 28, 2017 at 11:46 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

If there was a participation award for life, Pete would have been a proud recipient. I loved his zest for life and the happiness he brought to every gathering. I never went away from seeing him without hearing a new joke or sharing a laugh. His positive attitude shined through. One of my last memories of him was on Appreciation Day when I jumped into his golf cart and we took a cruise around Blomkest sharing a cocktail and a joke or two. He will be missed. Barb Gilberts

Barb Gilberts - April 28, 2017 at 03:49 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Shirley and family, we are so saddened to hear of Luverne's passing. We were thrilled to get a phone call from him a while back and hear his famous laugh again. We so enjoyed the other hunters and him who came to hunt bear in our area.......it wasn't just the one year but many and they all became like family. Luverne was so laid back and enjoyed a good time and made sure everyone else did also. Sincere sympathy goes out to all of you from Dave, Flo, Joel and Jared from Pine River, Manitoba (Canada)

Flo and David Semeniuk - April 28, 2017 at 06:58 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM