Richard Petersen, 73Richard Gordon Petersen, 73, Alexandria, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at his home.
Richard Gordon Petersen, 73, Alexandria, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at his home.
Richard was born September 8, 1939 in Minneapolis to Richard Clarence and Lola (Leonardson) Petersen. He graduated from Patrick-Henry High School in Minneapolis in 1957.
Richard married Janice Carney on August 16, 1958 in Minneapolis. The couple made their home in Brooklyn Center. To this union, the couple was blessed with two sons. Richard worked as a salesman for Prudential Insurance for 25 years. The couple retired in 1994 and moved to Alexandria.
Richard went back to work as a salesman at Juettner Motors for three years and drove school bus for the Alexandria School District, which he continued until last fall.
Richard enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and woodworking. He also enjoyed visits from his friends and family.
He is survived by sons, Tim (Cher) Petersen of Brooklyn Center and Mark (Shari) Petersen of Alexandria; grandchildren, Nathan Petersen, Renee (Brandon) Sneen, Tara Petersen, Trent Petersen, Cassidy Petersen and Mallory Petersen; great-grandchildren, Landon Sneen and Mason Sneen.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Lola; wife, Jan; and sister, Carol Newman.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, December 4 at Alexandria Covenant Church in Alexandria with the Rev. John LeVahn officiating. Music was provided by soloists, Stephanie Effertz and Cassidy Petersen. Honorary urn bearers were Richard’s grandchildren.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.