Norman Peterson, age 90, a resident of Spooner, died Monday, April 17, 2023 at Spooner Health.
Norman was born on February 17, 1933 in Rawles Township, Mills County, Iowa to parents Landon and Marvaline (Ferron) Peterson. After High School he entered the US Navy in May of 1951, and would serve until his Honorable Discharge as a Seaman in January of 1954. On May 24, 1958, he was united in marriage to Alene Brockett in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Norman worked as an Electric Switchboard operator for Northern States Power Company and later Xcel Energy in the Twin Cities area. After moving to Spooner, the couple opened Northwind Book & Fiber on Walnut Street in Spooner. Norman was an avid book reader, and had traveled to 49 of the 50 states (not making it to Hawaii) in the United States of America.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sister, and by his daughter, Norma Peterson.
He is survived by his wife, Alene of Spooner; daughters Elizabeth Peterson of Boston, MA and Deanna Mello of Roseville, MN; and loving nieces and nephews.
Dual memorial services for Norman and his daughter, Norma will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner with Pastor Heather Kistner officiating. Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 10:00 AM with services at 11:00 AM. Norman's interment with Military Honors will follow at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
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