David Lester Peterson was born Jan. 4, 1956 in Beloit, Wis. to Lester and Mary Jean (Keeler) Peterson. The family moved back to Isanti where he was raised and would live most of his life. David graduated from Cambridge High School, Class of 1974. On Aug. 26, 1978 he married Debra Servaty and they made their home in Isanti. David served on the Isanti City Council for four years and was on the Isanti Fire Department for many years. David fought health issues for several years but he never complained. They spent several winters in South Carolina. David enjoyed fishing, hunting and just being with his brothers, family and friends.
David was preceded in death by one brother, Charles. He is survived by his wife, Debra of Albertville; two daughters, Amy (Brad) Godfrey of Albertville, Angie (Sebastiano IV) Lisi of Charleston, S.C.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; parents, Lester and Mary Jean Peterson; five brothers, Bruce (Pinky), Jeff (Lisa), Joseph (Valerie), Dennis (Marina), Tony (Jen); three sisters, Jean (Dan) Bye, Laura (Scott) Wilson, Jenni (Craig) Miska; and by many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 9, 2012 at the Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Bruce Peterson and Gladys Peterson officiating. The soloist was Rebecca Godfrey and Laura Wilson played the flute. Honorary pallbearers were his brothers, Bruce, Jeff, Joseph, Dennis and Tony. Interment will be in Isanti Union Cemetery.