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Charles R. Peterson

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Charles R. Peterson, age 76, of Brainerd, died at home under hospice care on June 8, 2012.

Charles was born Sept. 7, 1935, in Brainerd to Alger and Olein (Ellstrom) Peterson. He graduated high school and then served in the U.S. Army. On Dec. 29, 1968, he married Ethel Knochenmus.

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Charles was employed at the paper mill in Brainerd — retiring after 35 years of employment. He was also a member of the VFW and American Legion.

Charles is survived by his wife, Ethel; son, Richard, of Omaha, Neb.; sisters, Beverly Aykens, of Willmar, Minn., and Carol (Larry) Ostrowski, of Barrows; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Russell; and his parents.

A committal service will be held at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls on Friday, June 15, 2012, at 10 a.m.

Family being served by:

Halvorson-Johnson Funeral & Cremation Care

Brainerd/Baxter, (218) 829-3581

www.halvorson-johnson.com

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