Peterson, Neil J.


Neil J. Peterson, 65, lifelong resident of Winona, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Neil graduated from Winona Senior High in 1968. He went on to vocational school, earning an associate’s degree. Neil was a jack-of-all-trades. He built houses, cabinets and chain-link fences. He enjoyed deer hunting with his friends. Neil was a big jokester. He never met a joke he didn’t like to share. His favorite saying was, “Take your time leaving and hurry back.”

Neil was preceded in death by his parents, Rosie and John. He is survived by his daughters, Kim and Sarah Peterson; grandchildren, Devon, Davion, Jazlyn and Jordan; brothers, Kirk and Keith Peterson; sisters, June (Dale) Brabbit and Jane Peterson; and many more relatives and friends.

Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home, Wabasha. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at

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