Smith/Peterson - Person Sheet
Smith/Peterson - Person Sheet
NameHerbert Harland PETERSON
Birth16 Jun 1923, Spring Lake Tn, Pierce, Wi
Death14 Feb 1983, Stillwater, Wash, MN
Burial12 Apr 1983, Stillwater, Wash, MN- Ash Wednesday
OccupationBuilding Contractor
EducationHigh School, Junior Year WWII Overseas Veteran
ReligionMethodist, Lutheran
FatherNels PETERSON (1899-1975)
MotherLuella Velma JENKINS (1902-1982)
Birth14 Sep 1926, Stillwater Tn , Wash., MN
Death21 Oct 2010, Stillwater Tn , Wash., MN
Burial26 Oct 2010, Stillwater Tn , Wash., MN
OccupationTypist; Bookkeeper
EducationHigh School
ReligionPresbyterian; Lutheran
FatherRalph Edward SMITH (1898-1971)
Mother(Maude) Aileen JUDD (1901-1978)
Marriage18 Jun 1949, Stillwater, Wash.,MN
ChildrenShirley Jean (1951-2010)
 Bruce Edward (1952-)
 Dale Warren (1956-)
Notes for Herbert Harland PETERSON
Herb was an exceptionally ambitious man, with goals that he worked hard for until he reached them. His retirement dream was to live in the cabin at Blake Lake for the summer months and live near the Allen family in Arizona for the winter months. Byron Doyle and he worked on a plan suitable for a home that was insulated and comfortable which gave him the drive he needed to begin framing it up, roofed and plastered. It is situated on Blake Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin. Then he had a fatal heart attack on Feb. 14, 1983. With the volunteer help from Duane, Martin, Bruce, Dale, Terry, Rick, we witnessed part of his dream come true. The ensuing summers and more muscle work, these guys got, in addition to completing the construction, cleared trees for a presentable yard all in his memory. Shirley, Bruce and Dale ordered a U.S. Army paver to be installed with other veterans’ pavers in the memorial for veterans built on W. Pine and S. 3rd Sts. in Stillwater along with pavers for Keith and Emmett. Dale continues to set up floral arrangements for Herb’s, Marge’s, and Shirl’s grave site. Norman C. Johnson is also buried here -Charles and Maria Johnson’s son. Norm’s father, Charles Herbert Johnson was buried in Union Cemetery, St. Paul.
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