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In Memory of Troy Petersen

Gathering of Family and Friends

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday December 3, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Memorial Service

4:00 pm
Friday December 3, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Troy Anthony Petersen, age 53 of Hastings, Minnesota passed away on November 26, 2021 at United Hospital in St. Paul following a battle with Covid. Troy was born on October 1, 1968 in St. Paul, MN to William and Roxann (Partlow) Petersen. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1987, and continued his education by earning several Associates degrees by taking classes at Metro State University, Brown College, and DCTC. Troy worked as a truck driver and later turned his focus to an IT career. He currently worked in IT at the trucking firm TLI in Oakdale, MN. Troy was united in marriage to Marissa Netz on August 10, 2001. He was blessed with two sons with Marissa and one son from a previous relationship. Troy was proud of his boys and truly loved his family, even-though he resisted their hugs.


Troy was fond of riding motorcycles but over time his passion was channeled into off-roading with his Jeep, Mjölnir. He would proudly keep his Jeep muddy for a few days before washing off the proof of his adventures. Troy was always up to try new things which led to his attempts to play guitar, create some wonderful cross stitch creations (including some playfully vulgar ones!), experimenting with his BBQ pellet smoker, boating, agate hunting and kayaking to name a few. He was a fish tank enthusiast and was always on the lookout for a larger tank. Troy was best described by his family as a nerd and had a not so secret appreciation for the music of Taylor Swift. Though he was quiet, he was also extremely analytical and smart. He enjoyed computer games, trolling and Meme Wars with his friends online and watching Mystery Science Theater 3000.


Troy will remain in the hearts of his wife of 20 years, Marissa; sons, Dakota Anderson, and Alex and Joe Petersen; granddaughter, Isabella; mother-in-law, Sandra Netz; sisters-in-law, Peggy Evans, Lacey (James) Jafolla, and Stephanie Netz; niece, Lauren Netz; and several aunts, uncles and cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lee; father-in-law, Michael Netz, Sr.; and brother-in-law, Michael Netz, Jr.


A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Troy’s life will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m., with a memorial service following at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI. Masks required.

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    • Marissa and the boys our hearts are broken to hear that Troy has moved on to the gates of heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all as you move forward on life’s journey. I know Troy will always be with y’all in your hearts and looking over you each minute of the day. We love you so much Such a good hearted man taken from us way to soon.

    • My shock when I heard this sad news was immense. I had the great pleasure of working with Troy at TLI. he was one of the most kind, genuine and just all around nicest guy. he was such a pleasure and attentive help to me in the work place. I’m happy I had the opportunity to know him. my deepest condolences to his loving family. it’s a great loss, I send you all my best in the journey forward.


    • Alex, so very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your father. While I never met or knew him, he sounds like a wonderful person with a rich sense of humor. Please accept my condolences to you and your family.

    • To say this shocked me is not even close to what family is feeling. Troy, you were always so kind to me. I know I moved away but you never left my good friends list or heart thoughts. I will try and keep in contact with your family even more just in case I can repay the kindness you bestowed upon me when I needed it. You will be missed every breath of everyday by your loved ones because you loved them so greatly. Take care my friend, watch over us with your smiles.