Gary Peterson, age 73 of Starbuck, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck, MN.

Visitation for Gary Peterson will be Tuesday, May 21, 2019, one hour prior to services at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Starbuck, MN.

Funeral services for Gary Edsel Peterson will be Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Starbuck, MN, with Reverend Fran Hill officiating. Burial will in the church cemetery.

Gary Edsel Peterson, son of Axel and Mabel (Engebretson) Peterson, was born September 27, 1945, in Starbuck, MN. He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he was baptized and confirmed. Gary grew up on the farm, where he worked and enjoyed many years of farming. He attended School District #92 for four years, before attending school in Starbuck, MN. He graduated from Starbuck High School in 1963. Gary continued his education at the University of Minnesota, Morris and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Gary enjoyed going to auctions during his free time and had a large collection of toy tractors and other farm toys. He had a story for every toy he owned. He also enjoyed going out for coffee with friends and having his noon meal at the Nutcracker Café in Starbuck.

He is survived by one brother: David Peterson of Starbuck; two sisters: Sylvia (Merlin) Buchholz of Granite Falls, MN and Josephine (Galen) Satrom of Page, ND, and seven nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Axel and Mabel Peterson.

Memorials can be given to the charity of your choice.

Services are with Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck, MN.

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