Ralph Petersen

Ralph Gordon Petersen

1933 - 2021

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Visitation will be on Friday, January 8, 2021, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the St. Raphael Catholic Church in Springfield, MN. Due to Covid 19, visitation will be a "walk through" visitation to avoid congregating or gathering inside the building. All who attend are asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing guidelines Ralph "Hacky” Petersen was born on the family farm in rural Springfield to Raymond E. and Grace (Henry) Petersen on September 10, 1933. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1952. Ralph married Edna Portner on November 26, 1957 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm, MN. Ralph worked on the family farm all his life. Ralph and Edna were Charter members of Morgan’s Levi's and Lace Square Dancing Club for 40 years. He also enjoyed working the fields, riding the gator, looking at the crops, going to auctions, antique tractor pulls and collecting old tractors. Ralph loved to socialize and was often talking with friends and telling jokes. Ralph is survived by his wife, Edna Petersen; children, Dan (Corrine) Petersen, Tim (Kahla) Petersen, Mary (Terry) Root; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and sister, MaryLou Carlson. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Shirley (Harold) Bloemke.
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Friday
8
January

Visitation 1

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday, January 8, 2021
St. Raphael Catholic Church, Springfield, MN
112 West Van Dusen
Springfield, Minnesota, United States
Friday
8
January

Service Information

1:00 pm
Friday, January 8, 2021
St. Raphael Catholic Church, Springfield, MN
112 West Van Dusen
Springfield, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

St. Raphael Catholic Cemetery
Address not given
Springfield, Minnesota, United States