Lloyd E. Peterson, 85, of WabashaLloyd E. Peterson, 85, of Wabasha, a retired minister, died Wednesday at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis.
Lloyd E. Peterson, 85, of Wabasha, a retired minister, died Wednesday at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis. He was born Oct. 15, 1922, in Red Wing, the son of Henry and Geneva (Minder) Peterson.
@death of veteran:He graduated from Rice Lake High School in Rice Lake, Wis., and then entered the U.S. Army, serving in the Army Air Force in Texas, training pilots.
@Normal: He married Gladys “Kitty” Ward on Oct. 15, 1945, at Travis Park Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. They moved to Red Wing for six years, and he worked as a leather tanner for S.B. Foot Tanning Co. He received his minister's license in the early 1960s and the family moved in 1965 to Texas, where he was an assistant pastor of a church.
In 1967 they moved to Ellsworth, where he founded the Ellsworth United Pentecostal Church. The family moved to Wabasha in 1972 and he founded the Church in Pepin in Pepin, Wis. In addition he and his wife owned and operated the Everyday Store in Wabasha, a mercantile store and shoe repair business. They retired from the business in the early 1990s. In 1999 he retired from the ministry and they moved to Durand, Wis. They moved back to Wabasha, living with their son, Joel, in 2007.
He enjoyed playing guitar and singing, and was an avid reader.
He is survived by his wife, Kitty of Wabasha; sons, Joel (Becky) of Wabasha and Philip (Jennifer) of Osseo, Wis.; daughters, Twila (Leon) Payne of Bay City, Gail (Jeff) Landmeyer of Cottage Grove, Minn., and Cherie (Rich) Witt of Utica, Minn.; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sisters Gloria Sanders and Jean Ray, both of Aiken, S.C. He was preceded in death by one son, Gary; one granddaughter, and two brothers, Gerald and Hollis Peterson.
Funeral will be Saturday at the Pentecostal Assembly Church in Eau Claire, Wis., with the Rev. Michael Hanson officiating. Spring burial will be in Maiden Rock Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to the Tupelo Children's Mansion, Box 167, Tupelo MS 38802. The Abbott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.More from around the web
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