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Omar Peterson, 84, rural Hutchinson

Omar Lowell Peterson, 84, of rural Hutchinson, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Cedar Crest Estate in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 15, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Paulus Pilgrim and the Rev. Dave Wollan officiating. Sharon Barton was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Joy to the World,” “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” and “Silent Night.” Special music was “The Old Rugged Cross.”
Pallbearers were Loree Winstanley, GR Winstanley, Barry Holst, Tiffany McGlocklin, Cayla Konicek, Tony Konicek, Travis Peterson, Reba Peterson, Levi Greenwalt and Kelsie Nord. Honorary pallbearers were Dustin Hoffman, Jerry VonBerge and Jon Phinney. Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Omar Lowell Peterson was born Jan. 6, 1930, in rural Hutchinson, Lynn Township, McLeod County. He was the son of Elmer and Agnes (Janneke) Peterson. He was baptized as an infant on Jan. 26, 1930, in Lynn Township, and was confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 2, 1944, at Main Street Lutheran Church (known today as Faith Lutheran Church) in Hutchinson. He received his education in Hutchinson and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School class of 1948.
On April 28, 1956, Mr. Peterson was united in marriage to Edith Holm at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato. Their marriage was blessed with five children, Kathryn, Connie, Pamela, Susan and Naomi. Omar and Edith Peterson resided in the rural Hutchinson area and later moved to rural Biscay. They shared 55 years of marriage before Mrs. Peterson’s death on Sept. 21, 2011.
Mr. Peterson was a dairy farmer all his life. He retired in 1995. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, where he was active on the church council. He also was a member of the McLeod County Holstein Association and the Minnesota Holstein Association.
Mr. Peterson enjoyed farming, cow shows, bird watching and playing checkers. He was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins, Vikings, North Stars and the Wild hockey team. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.
He is survived by his children, Kathryn (James) Stueber of Cosmos, Pamela (Steven) Greenwalt of Glencoe, Susan Peterson of Hutchinson and Naomi (Erik) Nord of Mayer; grandchildren, Loree (GR) Winstanley of Minneapolis, Barry Holst of Mankato, Tiffany McGlocklin of Cosmos, Cayla (Tony) Konicek of Mankato, Travis Peterson of Gaylord, Reba Peterson of Hutchinson, Levi Greenwalt of Glencoe and Kelsie Nord of Mayer; great-grandchildren; brothers, Duane (Marcella) Peterson of Cokato and Lowell (Barb) Peterson of Hutchinson; sisters, LaVonne Kaufmann of Hutchinson, Muriel (Harold) VonBerge of Plato and Lois (Gary) Hoffman of Hutchinson; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Agnes Peterson; wife, Edith (Holm) Peterson; daughter, Connie Holst; and brother, Lloyd Peterson.
Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.