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Walter Petersen

October 21, 1945 — May 30, 2019

Cannon Falls

Walter Edward Petersen, age 73, of Cannon Falls, died Thursday, May 30, at his home.

Wally was born on October 21, 1945 in Northfield, the son of Maurice and Evelyn (Holt) Petersen. He grew up in rural Northfield, near Hazelwood, and graduated from Northfield High School in 1963. Wally served his country in the U. S. Army in Vietnam from 19 65-1967 and in the Army Reserves after his honorable discharge from active service. On June 27, 1970 he was united in marriage to Bonnie Gamroth. He worked as a Spectrograph Operator, testing metal, for Hitchcock Industries, an aluminum and magnesium foundry. Wally also worked as a security officer for Treasure Island Resort and Casino. He loved horses, especially Arabian Horses.

Survivors include his wife Bonnie, children Renae, Bryce, and Stephanie (Derrick); grandchildren Wade, Destiny, and Jordyn; siblings Gladys Bolton, Donna Kalina, Juanita Wente, Beverly (Richard) Allen, Maureen (Richard) Zibrowski, Marlin (Madalyn) Petersen, Kenny (JoAnn) Petersen, and Sharon (Ron) Langenfeld; brother-in-law Francis Malecha; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Ronnie (Ilene) Petersen, sisters Delores (Leonard) Bastyr, Audrey Malecha, a sister in infancy, LaVonne; and brothers-in-law Archie Bolton, Roman Kalina, and Floyd Wente.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 15 at Christiania Lutheran Church, 26691 Pillsbury Ave, Lakeville, MN  55044, at 2:00 pm. There will be a visitation at the church from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

12:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

Christiania Lutheran Church

26691 Pillsbury Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

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26691 Pillsbury Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

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