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Peter “Pete” Petersen

August 19, 2012
The Journal

MATTHEWS, N.C. - Peter "Pete" Petersen, 44, of Matthews, N.C., formerly of Gibbon, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.

A Memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at St. Willibrord's Catholic Church in Gibbon with Father Jeff Horejsi celebrating the Mass.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at church on Saturday with burial to follow at the church cemetery.

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Peter 'Pete' Petersen

A memorial Mass was held Monday, Aug. 13, at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Charlotte, N.C.

The Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Gibbon is handling the arrangements.

To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guest book go to

Pete is survived by his parents, Jerome "Rommie" and Mary (Foltz) Petersen of Gibbon; his wife, Margie and his beloved children, Matthew, 14 and Mark, 7 of Matthews, N.C.; his brother and sister in law, John and Maureen Petersen of Fond du Lac, Wis.; his sister Ann Petersen of Marshall. Also by Larry and Betty Dillon, Marie and Alan Constantine, Tricia and Ken Russman, Erin and Rick Mabe, Sharon and Doug Shipley, Chris Dillon; 20 nieces and nephews, Adam, Phillip, John Paul, Michael, Theresa, Cory, Laura, Peter, Mary, Patrick, James, Elizabeth, Madeline, Eli, Jackson, Andrew, Rachel, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Faith; childhood and college friends, Chad Scott, Brett Brende, Carmen and Jason Aufderheide, Mark Schweiss, Warren Lochner, and Jim Templin.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Chris and Clara Petersen and Floyd and Angela Foltz.

Peter John Petersen was born May 3, 1968 in Rochester. He was a 1986 graduate of Gibbon High School, then South Dakota State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering, an MBA from University of Maryland and also a Professional Engineer designation from Iowa State. Peter married Margaret Dillon at the Holy Family Catholic Church, Dale City Va., on Jan. 4 1992. He worked at Lincoln Harris as a regional manager in Charlotte and leaves behind a family of coworkers. Peter was active in many sports in high school and in college he ran marathons,including Grandma's, Washington DC, Twin Cities, Boston, Marine Corp, Kansas City and others. On July 13th this year he ran a 5K Marathon with his son Matthew in Gibbon. His annual trip to the farm where he grew up was filled with activities for him and his boys; chain sawing, driving machinery, motorcycles, 4-wheelers and the new addition, the Gator.



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