Kenneth A. Peterson, the son of Albin and Mayme Busta Peterson was born Feb. 26, 1932, in Brownton, Minn. He graduated from the Brownton High School. Kenneth was united in marriage to Gladys M. Pederson on Oct. 24, 1953, in Brownton. He served in the U.S. military before attending the University of Minnesota and Veterinarian College where he graduated with his DVM in 1963. Kenneth operated a large and small animal and exotic animal clinic in Brownton for 50 years.
Kenneth was a member of the Minnesota Veterinarian Assoc., North Dakota Veterinarian Assoc., American Legion, Pheasants Forever and Ducks Unlimited. He also served as an extra in the movie “To Hell and Back” starring Audie Murphy.
Kenneth died on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Theresa Peterson; and brother Norman Frank Peterson.
Those left to honor the memory of Kenneth include his wife, Gladys M. “Dolly” Peterson of Cokato, Minn.; his son, Waren Eric Peterson of Robindale, Minn.; his daughter, Susan and Darwin Pagnac of Colfax, Iowa; his twin sister, Kathrine Wendlandt of Hutchinson, Mo.; two grandchildren, Aaron Morgan Jacobson and Abigale Bess Peterson; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Molly.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato, Minn., with interment in Immanuel Cemetery in Brownton, Minn. Memorials have been designated in Kenneth’s name. Pence-Reese Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pencefh.com.