Arvid Alfred Peterson was born June 3, 1926 at home in Isanti to Victor and Nellie (Bergman) Peterson. He was raised and attended school in Isanti. Arvid served his country in the US Army during WWII. After a year in the service he returned to Isanti and married Clarice Linder on Feb. 21, 1946. Arvid then served in the Army another year. Arvid worked for his father at “Peterson Concrete” in Isanti. He later took over the business with his brother Lester. Arvid enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting guns. He shot his first bear at age 80. After retirement he also took great enjoyment reloading shells.
Arvid is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Clarice; five children, Darlene (Doug) Ewert of Cambridge, Deanna Hanson of Isanti, Don (Kathy) Peterson of Isanti, Debbie (Dan) Olson of Togo, and Dean (Julie) Peterson of Princeton; four siblings, Gladys Peterson of Coon Rapids, Ralph Peterson of Bloomington, Helen (Lee) Parson of St. Francis, and Lester (Mary Jean) Peterson of Pengilly; 19 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and by many other relative and friends. Beside his parents he was preceded in death by two sons, Duane and Darrell, and by three siblings, Hannah Hedberg, Ruby Boettcher and Myra Gerken.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 9 at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Rev. Randy Westerberg officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff Anderson, Jeremy Hanson, Tyler Peterson, Ethan Olson, Doug Lanz and Erik Peterson. Honorary pallbearers were Vincent, Jason and Dusty Peterson. Interment was in Isanti Union Cemetery with Military Honors provided by Rum River VFW Post 2735 of Isanti with Taps being played by son-in-law, Doug Ewert.