Gary Lee “Papa” Peterson, 57, Monticello, passed away on Wednesday, Oct.16, 2013 at North Memorial Medical Center of Robbinsdale. Visitation will be Monday, Oct.21, from noon to 2 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 9225 Jason Ave. N.E., Monticello. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with The Rev. Rhodel Jacobson officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery of Monticello. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.
Gary was born on Aug. 27, 1956, in Princeton, Minn. to Clarence C. and Dorothy (McKenney) Peterson. He worked most of his life as an automobile mechanic and truly loved his work. He enjoyed fishing, playing pool and darts, and loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy; children Sue (Kevin) Kolb of St. Bonifacius, Amy (Chad) Meidinger of Otsego, David (Brenna) Peterson of Sauk Rapids; 11 grandchildren; and two brothers Duane (Sheila) Peterson and Terry (Barb) Peterson. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Dorothy; and brother Bobby Peterson.