Cover photo for Howard N. Peterson's Obituary
Howard N. Peterson Profile Photo
1943 Howard 2020

Howard N. Peterson

June 22, 1943 — October 1, 2020

HOWARD NORMAN PETERSON, age 77, of Lake Benton, MN, died Thursday, October 1, 2020, at PioneerCare in Fergus Falls.

Howard was born June 22, 1943, to Donald and Isabelle (Larson) Peterson, in Minneapolis, MN. He attended Hawthorn School, Riverside, and also Moorhead High School, where he graduated in 1961.

He was a truck driver for Atlas Moving and Postal Service from 1962-1976, a police officer in Glyndon, MN from 1977-1979, then Police Chief in Lake Benton, MN from 1979-1992, and he also drove truck for Jim Palmer Trucking.

Howard enjoyed building model airplanes, woodworking, Casino gambling, lawn care, and snow removal for his neighbors.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Donald and Isabelle, and a brother, Dick Peterson.

Howard is survived by his children, Mark (Kristy) Peterson, Paul (Jennifer) Peterson, Christina (Ryan) Kapperud, Angela (Danny) Peasley, John Peterson, and Matthew Peterson; grandchildren, Anthony, Ashley, Bryce, James, Keith, Patty, Brandon, Jason, Ashley, Gabe, Tommie, Matthew, Amy, Ben, Joe, Zach, and Lexi; great-grandchildren, Berkley, Jace, Isabella, Landen, Nana, Isidro, Elijah, Jonathan, Sol, Harper, Emma, and Jonah; great-great-grandchildren, Quentin and Noah; siblings, Butch, Donnie, MaryAnn, and Mike, and his best friend, Carol Blaisdell.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Howard N. Peterson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hartquist Funeral Home - Lake Benton Chapel

102 South Freemont St. , Lake Benton, MN 56149

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 24

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Send a Gift

Send a Gift