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Stanley Carl Peterson

Stanley Carl Peterson, age 76, of Cokato, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

He was born Jan. 11, 1930 in Stockholm Township to Carl and Mamie (Aho) Peterson. Stanley grew up on the farm in Stockholm Township, attending Stockholm School and Cokato High School.

He drove gravel truck for Herb Peterson; and then went on to serve his country in the US Marines from 1947-1951.

Upon returning from the service, Stanley went to work in the construction business and logging industry. He was a member of the 49ers Union.

Stanley was employed at Russel Morris Excavating. He worked in the Metro area, and was involved with the airport construction projects. Stanley also worked for Hoffmans of Atwater.

Stanley was married to Elaine Allen in 1953; to this union two girls were born. They lived in Hutchinson, Coon Rapids, and Buffalo.

Stanley was then married to Marge Aldrich in 1965, and then to Joyce Palm in 1980.

Stanley is survived by his daughters, Laura (Rusty) Ramirez and Lucinda Peterson, both of Menahga; grandchildren Matthew Peterson of Menahga, Amanda (Craig) Janssen of Park Rapids; Robert Simpson and Breanna (Nick) Hill, both of Menahga, Tom Ramirez, and Tony Ramirez; great grandchildren Zayne Janssen, Sadie Janssen, and Brody Janssen; stepchildren David Palm of Kimball, Carol (Tom) Entinger of Cokato, and Colleen (Wayne Chadwick) Ailie of Hutchinson; step grandchildren Lori (Russ) Rogers of St. Michael, Loren (Ericka) Entinger of Delano, Mandy (Mike) Hoernemann of Winsted, Doug (Michelle) Ailie of Dassel, Kerry Ailie of Dassel, and Kayla Chadwick of Hutchinson; step great-grandchildren McKenna, Haley, and Sydney Rogers, Tylynn Murray, Olivia Taylor, Jordann, Allie, Jareth, and Hayden Hoernemann, and Mason, Kailie, and Marcus Ailie; brothers and sisters, Clarence (Elaine) Peterson of Plymouth, Lloyd (Sandi) Peterson of Round Rock, Texas, Gary (Shirley) Peterson of Cokato, and Carol (Willard) Jarvi of Cokato; and nieces and nephews, Troy Jarvi, Marrisa Peterson, Eric Peterson, Cary Peterson, Jerrol Peterson, Janell Smith, Jennifer Kusler, Preston Gilmer, Mike Peterson, Marilyn Cleveland, and David Peterson.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents; wife Elaine; wife Joyce; brother Donald; sister Janet Gilmer; stepson Dale Palm; and niece Annette Peterson.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m. at Dassel Church of Christ with the Rev. Marc Grindle officiating. Music was provided by Janet Tomlinson and Tom Entinger. Interment was in Camp Ripley State Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Doug Ailie, Loren Entinger, Nick Hill, Troy Jarvi, Cary Peterson, Matt Peterson, Robert Simpson, Tony Ramirez, and Tom Ramirez.

Arrangements were by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.

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