Gary “Pete” Peterson

NEW ULM — Gary “Pete” Peterson, age 75, of New Ulm, died Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at his home in New Ulm.

A memorial visitation will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm.

Inurnment will take place at a later date in the New Ulm City Cemetery Columbarium.

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Gary is survived by his wife, Judy Peterson; sons, Michael (Jill) Peterson of New Ulm and Scott (Maricela) Peterson of New Ulm; grandchildren, Melissa (Erik) Ostrom, Kortney (Zach Dummer) Peterson, Brody Peterson, Bailey Peterson, Wyatt Peterson and Diego Peterson; great-grandchildren, Kyre & Maryn Ostrom and Mason & Maddyn Dummer; sisters, Carol Haas of Gibbon, Rebecca (Marty) Torgerson of Ely and Cindy Rimmer of Prior Lake; brothers, Lon (Tara) Peterson of Los Angeles, CA, Steve (Elena) Peterson of New Ulm and Tim (Tracy) Peterson of Prior Lake; his furry friend, Bootsie; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife’s parents, Mary and John Hauer; brothers-in-law, Joe Hauer and Kenny Haas; and nephews, Paul Peterson and Chet Peterson.

Gary Patrick Peterson was born on March 23, 1943 to Leo and Delores (Stadick) Peterson in New Ulm. He attended Holy Trinity Schools. Shortly after, Gary married the love of his life, Judy Hauer, on February 20, 1965 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. The couple shared over 53 wonderful years together and was blessed with two children. Gary worked at a variety of places over his career, starting at Gopher Concrete. He then went to North Star Concrete, Skyline, and finally J&R Schugel where he retired after 37 years of service. Gary was a member of the Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club and Hockey Association Board. He was an avid fan of hockey, baseball, pool, and cards. What Gary enjoyed most in life was spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. Always willing to lend a helping hand, Gary will truly be missed by all who knew him. Blessed be his memory.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred.