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Larry Emmett Peterson

Larry Emmett Peterson, age 62, of Debs, Minn., formerly of Litchfield, died Saturday, June 2, 2007 at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, N.D.

He was born April 22, 1945 in Litchfield, to Emmett and Lorraine (Nelson) Peterson. He was a graduate of Litchfield High School.

After high school, Larry worked for Thulin Construction, before joining the US Air Force, where he worked as a mechanic and an instructor.

He then worked as a carpenter in the Twin Cities before moving to the Debs area in 1971, and working as a logger and a farmer.

Larry married LaDell Anderson Feb. 8, 1975 in Debs. His son, Emmett, was born in 1978.

Larry enjoyed being with his two dogs, watching sports on television, and hunting, as well as spending time with his friends.

He is survived by his wife, LaDell Peterson of Debs; son Emmett Peterson of Bemidji; mother Lorraine Thulin of Dassel; sister LaRene (Clifford) Johnson of Dassel; brother Elwin Roland (Judy) Peterson of Debs; his two best friends, Mike Stephani and Ernie Binkley, both of Puposky, Minn.; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, Emmett Peterson; and his stepfather, Bert Thulin.

A private memorial service took place at Dassel Covenant Church Monday, June 11.

Honorary bearers were Ernie Binkley and Mike Stephani.

Arrangements were by the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home in Bemidji, Minn.

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