Richard (Pete) A. Peterson, 88, passed away on March 28, 2023, in Staples, MN. Funeral Services for Richard will be held on April 1, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, MN. Family and friends are invited to gather one hour prior to the service.
Richard was born to Selmer and Ida (Stuber) Peterson on April 4, 1934 in Anamoose, North Dakota. His early childhood was in Martin, North Dakota, and later in Harvey, ND. He moved to Fargo in 1949, and later to Saint Paul, MN. He moved to rural Staples in 1968.
He married Barbara Vasecka Weishalla on September 3, 1971. He was in the wood and sawmill business. His favorite hobbies were fishing and his raised garden.
Richard is survived by his wife Barb, brother Donald (LaVonne) Peterson, five sons: Ricky Peterson, Ray (Marene) Peterson, Dale (Connie) Peterson, Paul (Dawn) Peterson, and Peter Peterson, five stepsons, Gary (Kristine) Weishalla, Jeff (Heidi) Weishalla, Roger (Judy) Weishalla, Randy (Sue) Weishalla, and Tom Weishalla, two step daughters, Suzanne (Dan) Smith, and Laurie (Jerry) Imdieke, 37 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one stepson Mark Weishalla.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples.