Clinton Durrell Peterson, 96

Published 8:01 am Thursday, June 20, 2019

Clinton Durrell Peterson, 96, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield, Minnesota.

Clinton Durrell Peterson, 96

Clinton was born on Sept. 21, 1922, the son of Carl and Helga (Oyen) Peterson in Waltham, Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-45 and was united in marriage to Patricia Buckman on Oct. 26, 1947, in Dodge Center, Minnesota. Clinton was Foreman of the Rendering Division at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, for 35 years. The couple resided in Austin, Wykoff, Minnesota, and Rochester, Minnesota. Clinton lived in Hayfield the past four years and was a member of the Hayfield American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.

Clinton is survived by his children, Charles (Susan) Peterson, Austin, David (Cathy) Peterson, Rochester, Thomas (Valeria) Peterson, Belle Plaine, Minnesota, and Beverly (Jerry) Snow, Zumbro Falls, Minnesota; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Constance Jean Grant, Preston, Minnesota; and sister-in-law, Bev Morton, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia; one brother, Color; sister-in-law, Barbara; and brother-in-law, Merlin Grant.

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The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 501 Second St. NW in Hayfield, with the Rev. Paul Hauschild officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery with military honors by Hayfield American Legion Rothie Post 330. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit