Robert A. Peterson


††††† Robert A. Peterson, 56, of Warroad, MN, died on Thursday, January 10, 2013 in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND.


††††† Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Woodland Bible Church of Warroad, MN with Reverend David Solar, officiating.


††††† Visitation was on Monday, January 14, with a 7 PM prayer service, in New Life Assembly of God Church at Warroad, and one hour before funeral services in Woodland Bible Church on Tuesday.


††††† Burial was in Silent Hill Cemetery at Aneta, North Dakota in the springtime.


††††† Robert Allan Peterson, age 56 of Warroad, MN went home to be with Jesus on January 10th, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 16, 1956 on the Francis E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne, WY to Allan and Phyllis (Sundquist) Peterson. He grew up on a farm in Aneta, ND. As a young boy he enjoyed trapping muskrats and mink and raising his pigs. He also had 34 head of cattle when he graduated. He accepted Jesus into his heart and was baptized by the Holy Spirit at Strawberry Lake, MN in 1964. Bob took an interest in carpentry while in high school and finished his bedroom in the basement of his family home. He graduated from Aneta High School in 1974 in the top 10 of his class (of 13) J. He was involved in basketball, 4-H, and band. He attended East Grand Forks AVTI in 1975 for Farm Mechanics/Management. In 1976, he worked for Preston Implement in EGF. He married Nancy Thortsen in Warroad, MN on October 16th, 1976. They had four children, Wade, Tanya, Sarah, and Tami. Bob and Nancy farmed and milked cows in Aneta, ND until they moved to Warroad in 1984. Bob became employed with Marvin Windows and Doors from 1984 to present. During his career at Marvinís he worked in the plant until 1994 and drove truck until 2001. He then took a supervisor position in the Field Service Department, where he worked for the last 12 years. He was recognized for Outstanding Service and Excellence and was presented the prestigious Presidentís Award. On August 10th, 2007, Bob married Cathy (Klegstad/Maloney) and welcomed a stepson Michael Maloney.

††††† In 1995, he was diagnosed with Chronic Myloginist Leukemia which required a bone marrow transplant with his brother Mark being the donor. In 2001, Bob contracted pneumococcal meningitis which resulted in below the knee bilateral amputation and required him to use prostheses. In 2010, he was diagnosed with head and neck cancer located at the base of the tongue. The head and neck cancer metastasized in 2012 to the lining of the lungs and chest lymph nodes.

††††† Bob enjoyed fishing and spending time with Cathy and his family. Some of Bobís interests and hobbies included planting trees, cutting wood, and gardening.He loved telling stories and reminiscing over past times. Most of Bobís heart was into farming. He loved going back ďhomeĒ to Aneta to help his brother Mark in the field. Bob was known for his compassion, silly sense of humor, and sharp wit.

Through all of Bobís struggles, he stayed strong and was an inspiration to many; he never gave up and fought a long hard fight. He was always thanking God for one more day.

††††† He leaves behind a legacy of faith and love, along with wife Cathy, son Wade Peterson of Warroad, MN, daughter Tanya (Justin) Ferguson of Park River, ND, daughter Sarah (Caleb) Claeys of Fargo, ND, daughter Tami Peterson (Luke ďThe NukeĒ Vossen) of St. Cloud, MN, stepson Michael Maloney of Grand Forks, ND, mother Phyllis Peterson of Aneta, ND, sister Debbie (Randy) Johnson of Aneta, ND, brother Mark Peterson of Aneta, ND, brother Tim Peterson of Aneta, ND, grandchildren; Ethan, Riley, Dru, Taylor, Camdyn, and Carter, and several nieces and nephews.

††††† He was preceded in death by his infant grandson JJ, father Allan, and grandparents Hjalmer and Anne Sundquist and Maurice and Francis Peterson. Arrangement were with Gieseke Funeral Chapel of Greenbush, MN.