Dale Peterson, 92, of Montevideo, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Luther Haven..
A private family service will be held Tuesday, May 19, 2020. There will be a live streaming of these services on Tuesday, May 19, at 11 a.m., on Dale's obituary page. We will also record the service and will have it placed on the Anderson-TeBeest website. Burial with military honors will be at Sunset Cemetery.
Dale Reuben Peterson was born in Tyro Township on Sept. 20, 1927, to Reuben and Ella (Rudell) Peterson. He was baptized at his parents home on Oct. 9, 1927. He was confirmed at First English Church in Clarkfield on May 31, 1942. Dale attended school in Clarkfield and graduated from Clarkfield High School in 1946. He married Viola Anderson on April 4, 1951, at her parent's home in Marshall. Dale served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, where he spent 15 months in Japan and Korea. After serving his country, Dale and Viola lived in Dawson for a period of time and then moved to Montevideo in 1955. They had two children, Thomas and Debra. Dale worked in various positions at Minnesota Valley Light and Power (REC) before retiring.
Dale was an active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo serving as an usher and deacon, an officer of the Men's club, and helped at funerals. In later years Dale would deliver church bulletins to those in Montevideo that could not get to church at Our Savior's and loved visiting with people. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. Dale enjoyed playing cards, walking, fishing, growing flowers, feeding the birds and camping. He also cherished time spent in the winter in Mesa, Ariz., and summers at the cabin. Most of all he looked forward to spending time with family and friends.
Dale is survived by his daughter, Deb Gerstner, of Maple Plain; two granddaughters. Kari and Rachelle Gerstner; sister, Lorinne Mikelson, of Eden Prairie; special friend, Ramona Worsech; and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Viola; son, Thomas; brother, Gailan Peterson; sister, Ariel Steen; brothers-in-law, Richard Mikelson and Fred Steen.