Peterson, Warren Allen


Warren Allen Peterson, 58, of Winona, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at his home surrounded by family and friends after a 10-month battle with Leukemia.

Warren was born on July 23, 1960, in Winona, to Everett Peterson and Arlene Geilow. He spent his early years at the farm in Yucatan under the loving care of his father and grandparents, Art and Inez Peterson. He later moved back to Winona and attended Winona Public Schools. Warren also later attended Minnesota State College – SE Tech.

He was self-employed most of his career – using many of his talents with construction, carpentry, excavating, masonry and various others. Warren married Wendy Peterson and spent many years in a beautiful valley outside Stockton, Minn.

He enjoyed riding his Harley, four-wheeling, playing guitar, horseback riding, vintage cars, cooking hog roasts, loving his pets and most importantly spending time with his family and friends.

Warren is survived by his wife, Wendy; children, Mitchell (Susan) Barnett of Elko New Market, Minn., and Melissa Peterson of Winona; grandson, Gavin Barnett; sisters, Sandy (Billy) Peterson and Cindy (Jason) Peterson, both of Winona; and brothers, Dean (Kellie) Peterson of Moyock, N.C., and John (Tammy) Peterson of Spring Grove; father-in-law, Lyle Peterson of Houston; brothers-in-law, Doug (Katie) Peterson of Edina and Travis (Kari) Peterson of Houston; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a great-niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett (Winnie) Peterson, Arlene Geilow; and mother-in-law, Anita Peterson.

His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019, at Central Lutheran Church with the Reverend Mike Short officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, and one hour prior to the service at church.

Please share a memory of Warren, sign his online guestbook and view his video tribute when it becomes available at

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