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Orlan Bert Peterson

January 18, 1921 October 19, 2018
Orlan Bert Peterson
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Obituary for Orlan Bert Peterson

Orlan Bert Peterson passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018, after staying one month at the Veterans Home in Luverne, Minnesota.
Orlan was born on January 18, 1921, the son of Bert and Edith (Hurlbut) Peterson on his grandparents' farm near Wilmont, Minnesota. He served his country during World War II for three years. In 1949 he married Maggie Meyer, and they farmed in the Wilmont/Reading area for eight years before moving to Worthington.
Orlan worked for the State Highway Department as highway maintenance for twenty-five years. He loved his job, and when he retired, he worked for Bigelow Township operating the road grader. He also helped many farmers with their fieldwork. He enjoyed bus trips with his wife and loved being with his family.
Orlan liked to fix lawn mowers and bicycles, made the world's best peanut brittle, and enjoyed going to Perkins with his coffee buddies. He was a longtime member of Lakeside Church and always had Werther's candies in his pocket to share.
Orlan was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Kenneth and Burton; and two sisters, Esther McNally and Mary Stowe. Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 69 years; daughters Sharon (Steve) Anderson of Sioux Falls, SD, and Sheila (Mark) Duinkerken of Norwalk, IA; grandchildren Melissa (Ben) Nugent, Jeremy (Emily) Anderson, Nathan Duinkerken, and Sarah (Bobby) Keeling; great grandchildren Sam and Vivian Nugent; Isaac, Luke, and Clara Anderson; and Ricky and Maggie Keeling; sisters-in-law Dolly (Meyer) Peterson and Ruby (Gibbs) Peterson; many nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Lakeside Church in Worthington, MN. A private military service will precede the funeral service.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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5:00 PM 10/25/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/25/2018 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States





11:00 AM 10/26/2018 11:00:00 AM
Lakeside Church

1000 Linda Ln
Worthington , MN 56187

Lakeside Church
1000 Linda Ln Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details


Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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