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Michael D. Peterson

AITKIN — Michael Donald Peterson, age 52, of Aitkin, died on Jan. 9, 2014, at the Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. He was born on Nov. 19, 1961, in Crosby to Donald and Elizabeth (Lubovich) Peterson. Mike was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was Grand Casino employee with over 20 years of service.

Survivors include his father, Donald (Shirley) Peterson, of Deerwood; one sister, Angela (Russell) Dahn, of Maple Grove; and nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth “Liz” Peterson, in 2010.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby with military honors given by the Walter Scott Erickson American Legion Post of Deerwood. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Saturday.