MONTEVIDEO -- Algeron "Ike" Peterson, 83, of Montevideo, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services were Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jim Devorak celebrant. Burial was at the church cemetery. Arrangements were with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Montevideo for Mr. Algeron "Ike" Peterson.
Algeron "Ike" Louis Peterson was born on Feb. 9, 1922, the son of Walter and Mary (Sanderson) Peterson, in Montevideo. Ike served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He returned to the Montevideo area and worked as a lineman for the Rural Electric Association. He was united in marriage to Agnes Johnson on Jan. 10, 1942, in Montevideo. Ike was active with Odd Fellows and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Montevideo. He also was a member of the Montevideo Police Reserves and was active with the Chippewa County Fair Board for several years. For many years Ike helped a friend, Clyde Phillips, farm in the Montevideo area. He enjoyed gardening, reading, camping and loved to travel. Family vacations were also a very special time for him. Together Agnes and Ike spent 14 winters in Texas. During his leisure time Ike enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins.
Ike passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2005, at St. Cloud Hospital, at the age of 83 years.
He is survived by his four daughters, Carol (and Bob) Erickson, of Montevideo, MaryAnn (and William) Bellrichard, of Eagan, Marsha Larson, of Crosby, and Nancy (and Steve) Wright, of Willmar; two sons, Steve (and Mary Ellen), of Tahoe City, Calif., and Lynn, of Willmar; 10 grandchildren, Susan, Sally, Rob, Sheila, Scott, Anna, Clare, Devin, Mallorie and Jaden; seven great-grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas, Emily, Ashley, Brandon, Jaylan and Ryley; one sister-in-law, Joann Peterson, of Richfield, and one aunt, Viola Horney, of St. Paul. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Agnes, in 1997; and one brother, Jim.
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