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Boyd R. Peterson

Feb. 18, 1929-July 21, 2011

Boyd R. Peterson, 82, Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, in his home.

Graveside services will be Monday, July 25, at 12:15 p.m. at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. There will be no visitation.

Boyd Ronald Peterson was born Feb. 18, 1929, in Alexandria to Philip and Hazel (Rhodes) Peterson. He was raised and educated in Parkers Prairie, graduating from Parkers Prairie High School in 1946. Boyd served with the U.S. Marines from 1951-53. Following his discharge, he lived in California, where he worked for Southern California Gas Company, 1958-84. Following his retirement, he moved to Detroit Lakes and made his home here since.

Boyd enjoyed playing cards, especially Pinochle, and working in his flower garden.

Survivors include a daughter, Catherine (Javier) Meza, Panorama City, Calif.; a granddaughter, Sophia, and two sisters, Harriett Hienecke and Jeanette (Keith) Inwards, both of Detroit Lakes. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Josette, and his parents.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at