Bradley Peterson, age 60, of Hector, MN died on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, May 18, at 2:00 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hector with Pastor Amy Karlson officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Monday, May 17, from 5-7 p.m. and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia.
Bradley Brett Peterson was born on April 30, 1961 to Virgil and Virge Ann (Brecht) Peterson in Olivia, MN. Before moving to a farm place south of Hector, they lived in Cosmos where he was baptized at the Peace Lutheran Church. He was then confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Hector. Growing up Brad and his brother Scott were two peas in a pod. Being only 18 months apart, what one didn’t think of the other did. They definitely kept their parents on their toes and shared many great memories getting into trouble together. Brad graduated from Hector High School in 1979. After graduation he started working on the family farm and at Loftness Manufacturing where he worked for over 30 years. Brad had a passion for fishing and deer hunting. He went on many trips to Nebraska with his hunting buddies. Bradley took great pride in keeping his farm clean and neat and took immaculate care of all his equipment and vehicles. Brad had a good sense of humor and a contagious laugh. He showed the love he had for his family, especially his parents, by doing everything he could to make sure that they were taken care of. Brad will be remembered for being a hardworking, selfless, and humble guy.
Bradley is survived by his mother, Virge Ann of Hector; brother, Scott (Mary) Peterson of Sauk Centre; special friend of 12 years, Shelly Lange of Stewart; nephew, Randy (Rachel) Peterson of Starbuck; two nieces, Amanda (David) Quinlan of Monticello and Kelly Peterson (and special friend, Trevor Zastrow) of Long Prairie; great-nephews: Evan Quinlan, Nolan Peterson, and Garrett Peterson; great-niece, Natalee Quinlan; and many other aunts, uncles, relatives, and friends. Bradley was preceded in death by his father, Virgil and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
Blessed Be His Memory
A Memorial Tree was planted for Bradley
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