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Robert L. Petersen, 83

April 28, 2017
Traer Star-Clipper

Robert Lee Petersen went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday April 18, 2017. Preceded in death by parents (Peter and Virginia); infant sons (Kevin and Michael); sisters (Dolly and Lois); brothers-in-law (Ron Kuhlman, Nels Larsen, and Carlin Hahn); sister in law (Juanita Petersen) and Niece (Linda Galbraith). Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lois; his children; Steve (Chris), Sheri (Greg Carpenter); Rob (Jenny), Kurt (Rebecca); his brothers Don (Norma), Jim (Mary); his sister-in-law (Barb Kuhlman); 15 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 13 Nieces and Nephews.

Bob was born and raised in Tama County Iowa. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and faithfully served our country in the Pentagon, in the Korean War, and was awarded the Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the Korean PUC medal.

In 1956, Bob married his "Only", Lois Jean Kuhlman, in Hubbard Iowa. They moved to Minnesota in the Fall of 1956 where he attended school and became an Architect and for 45 years, designed custom homes for many well-known Minnesota families. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping, biking, sports, and most of all, he enjoyed spending his time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was led to the Lord in 1970 by a dear friend and he served as an Elder, Treasurer, Sunday School teacher, Scout Master, and Basketball coach, and he was also active in politics. Bob and Lois raised four children in a loving and Godly home. He also started a Bible Study in their home which grew into the "Christ Community Church" in Excelsior, MN.

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The Family would like to thank you for attending today and for the outpouring of love and support for us in this difficult time. We are so very thankful for the many lives Dad touched. We are also thankful that we know the Hope of Glory and we shall see Dad again. He was, and continues to be, a wonderful example of a loving husband and a blessed reflection of our Heavenly Father. Dad will surely be missed. He was a special Man of God and certainly was "Semper Fi"

Always Faithful.

 
 

 

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