Arnold Charles Peterson, age 85, of Dassel, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at the Lakeview Ranch in Dassel.
He was born March 19, 1930, on the family farm near Lake Jennie in Collinwood Township, Meeker County, the son of Alvin and Myrtle (Adams) Peterson.
Arnold attended district schooling and graduated from the Dassel High School.
He was baptized, and later confirmed at Lake Jennie Covenant Church; and was presently a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.
In 1955, Arnold was united in marriage to Marlene Lindell in Litchfield. The couple lived in Hutchinson before moving to a farm south of Dassel, where they made their home for 51 years.
In 2010, Arnold moved to Dassel, where he has resided since.
Arnold was a lifelong farmer and operated a farm partnership with his brother, LeRoy. He milked cattle until he was 49, at which time they sold off their herd and decided to concentrate more on crop production.
Arnold was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and had traveled with Russell Asplin and a group of friends to Canada to hunt Canadian Geese. He loved to fish with his wife, Marlene at their cabin on Lake Washington.
Arnold and Marlene also enjoyed traveling, and Arnold had taken several trips to Canada, northern Minnesota, and Alaska to fish. He had also traveled to Alaska and Colorado to visit his sons, Paul and Daniel.
During the winter, Arnold would spend many hours in the spear house with his spearing partner, Paul Servin. When he was younger, he enjoyed waterskiing on Lake Jennie and Lake Washington.
Every fall, Arnold and Marlene would make potato sausage from the fresh farm produce, which would last their family throughout the winter.
Arnold will be missed by his family and his friends.
He is survived by his sons, Paul (Nancy) Peterson of Anchorage, AK, and Daniel Peterson of Silverthorne, CO; grandchildren Jenny, Scott, Zhenia, and Aliona; sister Donna Wahl of Hutchinson; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Arnold was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene in 2007; parents; and a brother, LeRoy.
A memorial service took place Saturday, Aug. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. Carolyn Pflibsen officiating. There was private interment at the Dassel Community Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.