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Arden D. Peterson

Apr 10, 2021

May 30, 1936 – Mar. 31, 2021

Arden D. Peterson, age

84 of Sauk Centre, passed

away peacefully, sur-

rounded by his family on

Wednesday, March 31,

2021 at The Lutheran

Home in Belle Plaine,


A memorial service was

held at 11 a.m. Tuesday,

April 6 at First Lutheran

Church in Sauk Centre

with Rev. Rebecca Tho-

mas officiating. Inurn-

ment with Military

Honors was held at Fort

Snelling National

Cemetery at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, April 7. A

lane number will be pro-

vided and posted later.

Visitation was held

from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tues-

day at First Lutheran

Church in Sauk Centre.

Please wear a mask and

practice social distancing.

Arden Dale Peterson

was born May 30, 1936 in

Rugby, North Dakota to

Aurin and Amanda

(Aamodt) Peterson. He

graduated from Rugby

High School in 1954 and

served in the U.S. Air

Force from 1954 until his

honorable discharge in

1957. Arden graduated

from Minot State Univer-

sity in 1962 with a degree

in accounting. He was

united in marriage to An-

nella Scheet on July 2,

1960 at Bethany Lutheran

Church in Rugby, North

Dakota. He worked as an

accountant at Control

Data until his retirement.

Arden and Annella lived

on Little Birch Lake for 27

years where Arden loved

to spend time in the sun

pontooning and working

on his beautiful flower

gardens. The couple was

able to retire early and

loved spending their

winter month at South Pa-

dre Island.

He was a member of

First Lutheran Church in

Sauk Centre and the

American Legion Post 67

in Sauk Centre. Arden ran

many miles up and down

Ash Street and the Lake

Wobegon Trail in Sauk

Centre. Arden was a

tender-hearted man who

enjoyed playing cards,

especially 500, dice,

flower gardening, and was

the go-to man for helping

at the association. He

loved spending time with

his family and will be tru-

ly missed.

Survivors include his

loving wife of 60 years,

Annella Peterson of Sauk

Centre; children, Mark

(Terri) Peterson of Nash-

ville, Tennessee, Marshall

(Diane) Peterson of

Omaha, Nebraska, Marlo

(Denise) Peterson of Prior

Lake, and Eric (Heather)

Peterson of Grey Eagle;

five grandchildren, Zee,

Savanna, Hannah, Grace,

and Ben; sister, Janice

(Roger) Blessum of Prior

Lake; sisters-in-law, Judy

Peterson of Fargo, North

Dakota and Priscilla

Scheet of Beaverton, Ore-

gon; brothers-in-law, Paul

Tingstad of Golden Valley

and Alcuin (Val) Scheet of

Bismarck, North Dakota;

and many loving relatives

and friends.

Arden was preceded in

death by his parents; God-

son, Timothy Tingstad;

brothers, Donald and

Roger Peterson; sister,

Beverly Ann Tingstad; fa-

ther and mother-in-law,

Nick and Barbara Scheet;

and brother-in-law, Ken


In lieu of flowers,

memorials are preferred

to First Lutheran Church

or St. Croix Hospice.

Arrangements were

made with Patton-Schad

Funeral & Cremation Ser-

vices of Sauk Centre.

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