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In Memory of David L. Petersen

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday July 18, 2020
First Covenant Church of River Falls,
1374 N Main St
River Falls WI, 54022


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday July 18, 2020
First Covenant Church of River Falls,
1374 N Main St
River Falls WI, 54022

David L. Petersen of Hudson, WI went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 22nd at the age of 72.

David was born to Otto and Leone Petersen on July 18, 1947. David was an only child and was raised on the Benson family farm in Fairchild WI. His mother Leone was later remarried to Dean Flanegan and they had one son, Steve Flanegan, of Osseo WI. At the age of 18 David served with the 1st Infantry Division in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war from January 1967 thru December of 1968.

David returned from Vietnam and married his High School sweetheart, Mary (Hall) Petersen of Augusta, WI in 1969 and had two sons.

David is survived by his wife Mary (Hall) Petersen, his sons Matthew and Nicole Petersen of Monticello, GA and Mark and Gina Petersen of Rosemount, MN and five grandkids.

David will be cremated and a celebration of life service will be held on July 18th at First Covenant Church in River Falls, WI beginning with a visitation at 10:00 A.M with the service to follow at 11:00 A.M. A private burial service with full military honors will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a future date. Services entrusted to The O’Connell Family Funeral Homes of Hudson.

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    • Mary and family,

      My deepest sympathy to you and the family. Dave was a great friend, we grew up together – he on his grandparents farm and me on my parents dairy farm just across the railroad tracks
      from each other. We did many things together including; riding bicycles, hunting (first with BB guns
      & then 22 rifles), and many other things. Dave was well liked by all our classmates and I
      know he enjoyed being with them. In his high school years, Dave had to kind of make his own way by
      working at a truck stop and as a hired hand on a dairy farm. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why he would occasionally
      fall sleep in class due to working early mornings and into the night.

      God’s blessing to you all.
      Jerry Ives

    • Mary and family,
      We have many fond memories of Dave- From leading Keith to the Lord and Dave being such a supporter of Caleb. Dave had a heart for the Lord and others. He will be greatly missed by many. We send our love and please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything- from help with mowing, meals, or to pick up anything from town. Keith, Shawna & Caleb