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Douglas J. Peterson, 68

Douglas J. Peterson, age 68, of Delano, formerly of Excelsior, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.

He was born May 28, 1943, in Ham Lake, to Leonard and Gertrude (Gross) Peterson.

Doug was a kind and gentle soul, a fun person, who made others feel good. He was a wonderful grandfather to his grandchildren.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Gertrude Peterson; and a brother, David Peterson.

He is survived by his children, Doug Peterson, Rachel (Joe) McDonald, and Rebecca Peterson; three grandchildren, Alex Luedtke, and Jacob and Amy McDonald; sisters Donna Kresa, Darlene (Dave) Damhof, and Holly Peterson; and five nieces and nephews.

Memorial services took place Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano, with Chaplain Bob Haskin officiating.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.