Clinton Durrell Peterson, 96, passed away at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield on June 17, 2019.

Clinton was born on Sept. 21, 1922, the son of Carl and Helga (Oyen) Peterson in Waltham. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 and was united in marriage to Patricia Buckman on Oct. 26, 1947, in Dodge Center. Clinton was Foreman of the Rendering Division at Hormel in Austin for 35 years. The couple had resided in Austin, Wykoff and Rochester and Clinton lived in Hayfield the past four years. He was a member of the Hayfield American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.

Clinton is survived by his children, Charles (Susan) Peterson, Austin, David (Cathy) Peterson, Rochester, Thomas (Valeria) Peterson, Belle Plaine, and Beverly (Jerry) Snow, Zumbro Falls; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Constance Jean Grant, Preston; and sister-in-law, Bev Morton, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia; one brother, Color; sister-in-law, Barbara; and brother-in-law, Merlin Grant.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 501 Second St. NW, with Rev. Paul Hauschild officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery with Military Honors by the Hayfield American Legion Rothie Post #330.

To share a special memory or condolence, please visit; Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes; 507-477-2259.

Blessed be his memory.