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Millard R. Petersen -- Kellogg

KELLOGG -- A private service for Millard R. Petersen will be at a later date, with burial at Greenfield Cemetery in Kellogg. The Burkhardt-Roemer VFW Post 4086 will perform military rites.

Mr. Petersen, 87, of rural Kellogg, died Saturday (Sept. 4, 2004) at St. Anne Extended Healthcare in Winona.

He was born Oct. 5, 1916, in Winona. He was a graduate of Wabasha High School. He married Rose Schones on June 30, 1941, in Decorah, Iowa. He served in the Army during World War II. In 1946, the family moved to Omaha, Neb. He worked as a surveyor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 30 years in the Omaha District. After his retirement, the couple moved back to the family farm in Kellogg in 1974. He had lived in nursing care facilities in Winona for the past five years. He was a life member of the Omaha VFW Post 3421.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Petersen of Kellogg; three sons, Richard (Marie) and Russell (Pam), both of Kellogg, and Wayne (Patricia) of Omaha; a daughter, Sonja Petersen of Louisville, Texas; 18 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four great-grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers.

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Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha.

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