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December 15, 1932 - September 13, 2014
Richard K. Peterson, 81, passed away September 13, 2014 after a short illness at home.
A lifelong resident of Duluth, Richard was born December 15, 1932 to Allan and Lillian Peterson graduated from Central High School in 1950, served with the US Navy during the Korean War, and received a business degree from UMD.
Richard married Donna Jacobs on May 20, 1961, and together they raised their three children. He enjoyed skiing, golf, and many years hunting and fishing with family and friends. Richard was a kind and gentle person and will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son Neil; sister Elaine, and brother Marshall.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Donna; daughter, Beth (Tim) Herstad, son Christopher (Kirstin) Peterson; daughter-in-law Kristi Peterson; grandchildren Ashley (Dan) Litman, Aaron Herstad, Kyra Peterson all of Duluth, Lilly Peterson, Chayse and Allie Mitchell of Greenback Tennessee; and many extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held 10:00 am until the 11:00 am Memorial Service, Monday September 22, 2014 at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E 4th St., Duluth MN. Entrusted to Affordable Cremation & Burial, (218) 491-7011, affordableduluth.com.