Roger J. ‘Nip’ Peterson

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — The funeral for Roger J. "Nip" Peterson will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie, with the Rev. Richard Dernek officiating. Burial with military honors by American Legion Post No. 52 and VFW Post No. 878 will be in St. Columbanus Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Peterson, 96, of Blooming Prairie, died Friday (Dec. 21, 2007) at Prairie Manor Care Center.

He was born Sept. 14, 1911, in Blooming Prairie. He attended school in Blooming Prairie before attending St. Thomas University in St. Paul. From 1941 to 1946, he served in the Army during WWII. After his discharge, he returned to Blooming Prairie where he married Genevieve Hanson on April 7, 1953, at St. Columbanus Catholic Church. He was postmaster the last few years until his retirement in 1974. He was a member of St. Columbanus Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Blooming Prairie Gun Club, American Legion Post 52, VFW Post 878 and St. Thomas Alumni Association. He was a five-time champion at the Blooming Prairie Country Club and enjoyed trapshooting, hunting and bowling.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Carl (Kathi) of Blooming Prairie; a daughter, Loral (David) Priest of San Diego; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Worlein-Blooming Prairie Funeral Home, and for an hour prior to the service Friday at the church. A wake prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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