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ORLENN "O.P." PETERSON

February 23, 1941 - November 12, 2012

Orlenn was born February 23, 1941 in Spring Grove, Minnesota to Ardis Peterson.  He attended the Mabel Schools. He married Signe Onsgard Duneman.  They later divorced.  He worked as a farm laborer, a truck driver both locally and over the road, and then at Featherlite in Cresco, Iowa for several years until his retirement. He enjoyed truck and tractor pulls.

Orlenn passed away  suddenly on Monday, November 12, 2012 in Canton at the age of 71.

Orlenn is survived by two grandchildren Brooklyn Jo and Fredrick Joseph Stevenson; three half-brothers Neal Forde of Holmen, Wisconsin, James Forde of Forest Lake Minnesota, and Brian Forde of Pontiac, Michigan; half-sister Mary Havlik of LaCrosse Wisconsin; three uncles Merle Peterson of Mabel, John Peterson of Preston, and Gary Peterson of Northfield; two step-children Jody (Kevin) Robson of Cresco and Chad Duneman of Mabel; and two step-grandchildren Amber and Abby Robson.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Amanda and his mother Ardis.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM Friday, November 16 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.


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