Kinley Mervin Peterson, 93, Blooming Prairie
Kinley Mervin Peterson, age 93 of Blooming Prairie, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 21, 2015, at Prairie Manor Care Center. He was born Sept. 27, 1921, in Austin to Osen and Ida (Thompson) Peterson. Kinley lived his entire life on his grandparents’ homestead in Udolpho Township, Mower County. He attended rural school and Blooming Prairie High School. He was a lifelong farmer with his brother and nephew, Dean. On Nov. 30, 1968, he married Joyce Lindstrom at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Owatonna. He was a lifetime member of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church and was a former trustee and past president. Kinley was a director of the Farmers Co-op Elevator Association. He was an avid sportsman, hunting fox, deer, pheasant and elk in the Canadian Rockies. Kinley was handy and capable, and took pride in being able to fix or build most anything.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Peterson of Blooming Prairie; his son Ronald and wife Sally Williams; and children, Lucy, Lydia, Charlie and Lola of Valley Springs, South Dakota; daughter Karin (Jeremy) Braun and children Clara, Jonas, and Matthew of Byron; his brother Harland Peterson of Blooming Prairie; and nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Osen and Ida Peterson; a sister and brother-in-law, Ione and Everett Carlsen; and sister-in-law Laura Peterson.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, rural Austin, with the Rev. Lindsay Stolen officiating. Interment will be in Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to Red Oak Grove Church or a recipient of the donor’s choice. Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.