Harold O. PetersonHarold O. Peterson, 96, of Crookston, died Friday, December 28th at Villa St. Vincent with his loving family by his side.
Harold was born on March 15, 1916 in Section 13, Roome Township, Polk County, Minnesota. He was the son of Anton and Lena (Anderson) Peterson. Harold attended country school at Eldred, Minnesota. He worked on the family farm with his father and brothers and ran the blacksmith shop in Eldred for a number of years. He was an accomplished mechanic and welder and worked as a spot-welder in a defense plant in Burbank, California during WWII. After the war he returned to Roome Township. He was united in marriage to Alma Anderson on June 6, 1948 at Warwick, ND. He farmed and raised his family on the farm north of Eldred until he retired in 1981. He and Alma continued living and working on the farm until moving into Crookston in 1999. Alma passed away on July 9, 2002.