Donald Peterson, 100Donald John Peterson, age 100, of Hudson, died early on Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, at the Christian Community Home in Hudson.
Donald John Peterson, age 100, of Hudson, died early on Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, at the Christian Community Home in Hudson.
Don was born Oct. 8, 1911, in Henriette, Minn., to parents Edward and Ida Olive (Anderson) Peterson. Don attended grade school in Henriette, graduated from high school in Chokio, Minn., and later attended the University of Minnesota. In 1939, in De Smet, S.D., Donald would be united in marriage to Marian Carlson. Marian would precede him in death, and in 1980, Donald later re-married to Florence Olson Kicker in Minneapolis.
Donald worked for over 41 years with the Great Northern Railroad and later the Burlington Northern Railroad. He retired in 1976 as a supervisor.
Outside of work, Donald enjoyed golfing, baseball, as well as round and square dancing. Don also enjoyed his time as a member of the Lions Club and Elks Club. Don lived where he was stationed with work, and the railroad took him to Watertown, S.D., and Willmar, Minn.
Donald is survived by his stepdaughter, Kathleen (Joseph) Corcoran of Hudson; grandchildren, Corey Corcoran and Holly (Loren) Johnson; great-grandchildren, Kaden and Jewel; and his sister Jannell King of Germantown, Tenn.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marian, his second wife, Florence; his brother, Dale Peterson; and his sisters Lucille Cavanaugh, Dorothy Myster, and Hyacinth Bettger.
A private family service was held. Donald was buried at the Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery in Willmar.
Services were entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, 715-386-3725.
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