Douglas W. Peterson, husband of Brenda, age 82, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at Buffalo Lake Health Care Center in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota.
Private Family Graveside Service will be held.
Douglas Warren Peterson was born on April 28, 1941, in Litchfield, Minnesota. He was the son of Charles and Helen (Fisher) Peterson. Douglas was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as an adult on June 23, 1961, by Pastor Donald W. Buelow, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He received his education through the eighth grade at School District 78 in Green Leaf Township, Minnesota, before transferring to Litchfield High School where he attended through the ninth grade.
On March 25, 1961, Douglas was united in marriage to Brenda Nelsen at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. This marriage was blessed with three sons, Robbie, Ronnie, and Randall. Douglas and Brenda made their home in Hutchinson. They shared 62 years of marriage.
Douglas was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator since 1962, working in the metro area for various contractors including McCrossins, Opus Corporation and Johnson Bros. He was also employed with Max Steininger Inc. since 1984 until he retired in 2002. Douglas was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. He was also a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49B since 1962.
Douglas enjoyed Harley Davidson Motorcycles and Ford pickup trucks. In his younger years he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Douglas passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at Buffalo Lake Health Care Center in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, at the age of 82 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Douglas is survived by his:
Wife, Brenda Peterson of Hutchinson, MN;
Sons, Robbie Peterson and his wife, Sara of Hutchinson, MN,
Ronnie Peterson and his wife, Carol of Hutchinson, MN,
Randall Peterson and his significant other, Joan Harren of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Ross (Megan) Peterson, Ryan Peterson, Dillan Peterson, Hunter Peterson;
Great Grandchild, Reagan Peterson;
Sisters-in-law, Martha Peterson of Litchfield, MN,
Mabel Peterson of Sunburg, MN,
Darla Peterson of Litchfield, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Douglas is preceded in death by his Parents, Charles and Helen Peterson; Siblings, Kenneth Peterson, Charles Peterson, Dale (Jesse) Peterson, Harvey Peterson, Betty (J.R.) Bock; Brother-in-law, Howard Hintgen; Half Brother, Robert (Aurlette) Driver.