CUYUNA -- Harlan Albert Peterson, age 87, of Cuyuna, died on Saturday, May 22, 2004, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. He was born on Oct. 23, 1916, in Altmont, S.D., to Albert and Amy (Moore) Peterson. He married Marie M. Burgwald Holmvig on Aug. 2, 1969. in Crosby. He farmed in Montgomery, Iowa, for several years, later moving to a farm in Milaca. He then moved to Deerwood where he opened a plumbing business and started Peterson Construction in 1968. He drove truck coast-to-coast for 17 years for Mayflower Trucking. He was a retired Cuyuna fireman and a former mayor of Cuyuna. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Cedarbrook.
He is survived by his wife, Marie; one daughter, Doris Correll of Alexandria; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Eileen and Gary Palm of New Brighton; two step-sons and daughters-in-law, Conrad and Marilyn Holmvig, and Jerald and Karen Holmvig, all of Aitkin; one sister, Bernadine Kurnski, of California; six grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 32 step-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, one brother, step-son Stanley Holmvig and son Clayton Peterson.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church Cedarbrook. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Arrangements are with Koop Funeral Home, Crosby. If so desired memorials are preferred to go to St. John's Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers.
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