September 20, 1948 ~ April 11, 2012
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Long Prairie for Lowell D. Peterson, age 63 of Long Prairie, who passed away on Wednesday, April 11th at CentraCare Healthsystem in Long Prairie. Pastor Andrew Brown and Rev. Paul Twist will officiate and burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Long Prairie. Friends and family may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Stein Chapel in Long Prairie.
Lowell Duane Peterson was born on September 20, 1948 in Bertha, MN to Richard and Ruth (Hoglund) Peterson. He grew up on his grandparent’s and parent’s century farm in Reynolds Township, MN. Lowell was united in marriage to Carol (Broullire) Miller on June 14, 1973 at First Baptist Church in Long Prairie. Together they made their home in Gutches Grove, MN, until moving into Long Prairie in 1977. Lowell retired from RR Donnelley Co. in 2011 as a supervisor of their press room. He was a longtime member at Reynolds Baptist and First Baptist churches.
Throughout his life, Lowell kept an open mind, absorbing any information and new ideas. He kept active in his community and church. Lowell earned the designation of Master Gardener and had a passion for growing flowers and vegetables, and was willing to help others with their gardening questions. Lowell also had a passion for music, playing the piano and organ, as well as singing. He was currently a member of the Staples Area Mens Chorus, as well as providing music for weddings and funerals. Southern Gospel Quartet was his favorite, and he attended many of their conventions. Lowell also served on the Evergreen Cemetery Board, the Net Menders Ministry, and as a commander of AWANA Youth Ministry for many years. Lowell also volunteered at the local food shelf, Nursing Home, and at his church. He also enjoyed traveling, taking many family trips, especially a recent trip to his ancestral country of Sweden.
Lowell is survived and will be dearly missed by wife, Carol; son, Kim (Becki) Miller of Long Prairie; grandchildren, Jeremy Miller, Lance and Nora Chase; mother, Ruth Peterson of Long Prairie; siblings, Ron (Jerri) Peterson of Royalton, Sharon (Paul) Eberhard of St. Paul, David Peterson of Long Prairie, and Judy (Mike) Nelson of Elk River.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard.
Casketbearers will be Jack Galligan, Lyle Danielson, Roger Spieker, Ross Munson, Bill Bass, and Harley Hanson.
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