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Thomas Joseph Peterson

November 13, 1949 August 28, 2010
Thomas Joseph Peterson
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Obituary for Thomas Joseph Peterson

Worthington, MN

     Thomas Joseph Peterson, 60, was born on November 13, 1949, in Sheldon, IA, the son of Joe and Bernice (Jacobson) Peterson. He graduated from Worthington High School in 1967 and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, in 1971. Tom worked in retail with Woolco Department Stores and Wal-Mart. In 1978, he came back to Worthington to work with the family business, Interstate Parts and Equipment. For the last twelve years, he has been in nursing care with M.S., which eventually took his life on Saturday, August 28, 2010, at the South Shore Care Center in Worthington. Tom enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins. Prior to his illness, he loved to jog around Lake Okabena. Tom also spent many hours reading and studying the bible.
     Tom is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Mary Jo Peterson of Worthington, MN, and nieces, Ashley and Erin Peterson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Bernice Peterson.
     Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at 3:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Juanita Harberts officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
     Blessed be his memory.

Visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Monday, August 30, 2010, at the Benson Funeral Home.


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