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Richard ‘Rich’ Petersen

November 19, 2012
Estherville Daily News

ESTHERVILLE - Memorial services for Richard "Rich" Petersen, 63, of Estherville will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Pastor Paul Wiegman officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel.

He died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at his home in Estherville.

Richard "Rich" W. Petersen, the son of Willie and Viola (Sherner) Petersen, was born Dec., 14, 1948, in Kingsley.

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Richard ‘Rich’ Petersen

He received his education and graduated from Primghar High School.

On Feb. 8, 1970, he was united in marriage to Debra Lair in Estherville. The couple made their home in Estherville and Rich owned Rich's Redemption Center for 15 years. Most important to Rich was spending time with his family.

Left to cherish Rich's memory are his wife, Deb, of Estherville; daughters, Amy Daniel and her husband, Cosie, and their son, Christopher, of Des Moines and Jennifer Petersen and her husband, Doug Richards, and their daughter, Mia, of Lakeville, Minn.; siblings, Virgil Petersen and his wife, Janet, Ken Petersen and his wife, Marilyn, Gordon Petersen and his wife, Jeanie, Verleen Zevenbergen, Bev Petersen and Gloria Dolan and her husband, John, and many nieces and nephews.

He has been preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Delmar "Bud", Bernard "Pete", Wilbur, Margarite, Phyllis and Verdeen.

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