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Lawrence Russell
Peterson

Peterson, Lawrence Russell “Larry”

Passed away in West Allis, Wisconsin on Thursday, July 8, 2010.

Larry was born on September 26, 1946, in Mandan, North Dakota, to Elmer “Tug” and Lorene Peterson. Larry attended Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND. He lived in the Milwaukee area for over thirty years. He worked as a counselor and astrologer. He was employed as a communications instructor and educational assistant at Milwaukee Area Technical College’s West Allis campus.

Larry is survived by brothers Ronald and Philip Peterson and their families; Stepson Shane Thelen, close friends Tom Berger and Joan Stetina as well as many other friends and colleagues at MATC. He will be greatly missed.

Memorial Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 10 – 11 AM, at the funeral home. Memorial Service will follow at 11 AM at the funeral home.

HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME
Klemmer-Scheuerell-Johnson-Reiss
6615 W. Oklahoma Ave. 414-321-7440
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Past Comments

Carole Allen

About 25 years ago, Larry came to live with us on South 57th Street in Milwaukee until he could get back on his feet. He was always gracious, kind, fun, intelligent, appreciative, and much more. Since then our paths would occasionally cross and he never seemed to change. I hope he didn’t suffer on his path to a better place.

Carole Allen

About 25 years ago, Larry came to live with us on South 57th Street in Milwaukee until he could get back on his feet. He was always gracious, kind, fun, intelligent, appreciative, and much more. Since then our paths would occasionally cross and he never seemed to change. I hope he didn’t suffer on his path to a better place.

Wendy Beaver

My fondest memories of Cousin Larry include a trip to the West Coast and a drive out to the Pacific Ocean where our families played in the surf and had a great time.

Driving to the beach in two cars we encountered road work. Uncle Rusty driving the lead vehicle and known to be hard of hearing thought the flagger said “go” when he actually said “stop.” So off we drove at full speed including the second car what else were they to do but follow? Fortunately we made it through without further incident other than a riot of laughter from the kids.

At the State capitol in Olympia we kids ran up and down the stairs, that must have been quite a scene, but we sure had fun.

On a family trip back to North Dakota we went out to a Fort Mandan? We ran all around the Fort up and down the stairs all around the top of the Fort having another great time.

Even though we lived far apart I will miss Larry terribly. He has a special place in my heart.

Love, Cousin Wendy

Judy Peterson

I am so glad I got to reconnect with many of the cousins, including Larry, at our reunion in Fargo a few years back. Larry was always gracious and a great listener. When I was about 13, I got to travel alone to N.D. to visit with the relatives. I stayed with Uncle Elmer and Aunt Lorene for a few days, and in addition to Phil, Larry got stuck with at least one “teen-sitting” evening. He was a lot of fun, played his saxophone, and told me great stories. Didn’t even realize he was stuck babysitting – I just thought he was keeping me company.

In later years, he also did my astrological chart. We had a long conversation on the phone and enjoyed the talk and catching up. While I never got to spend much time with Larry, I will remember him as a kind and gentle man. He will be greatly missed.

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