Free article

The Graphic has made this article available to everyone. To read everything we publish, subscribe today for as little as $40 per year.

Darrell Peterson Obituary

Darrell Norell Peterson, 76, of Lake City, went to be with the Lord after a short battle with cancer on Sunday, April 28, 2019.  
    Darrell was born on Dec. 31, 1942 to Otto and Beatrice (Anderson) Peterson, the youngest of four children, Laura “Pat” (Jim) VonWald, Rodney (Carol), and Byron “Dub”.  He married the love of his life, Mary Holmstadt on July 1, 1967.  They raised three children, Stephanie, Blake (Betsy), and Doug (Chris).
    Darrell was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, an electrician, electrical inspector, Scout leader, member of the Jaycees, and Eucharistic minister, all while being a loving and devoted husband, and a terrific Dad.
    Darrell had a great sense of humor, a huge and soft heart, and a straightforward view on life.  He was quick with a zippy retort, or to lend a helping hand.  His many hobbies included wood carving, turning wood, playing Euchre with friends, and puttering in his office or the garage.
    He was Grandpa/Poppa to four boys, Brandon, Tucker, Emery, and Bennett, who he enjoyed immensely, and Melanie, his step-granddaughter.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Pat and brother, Dub.
    A Celebration of Life service will be held at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, with Fr. Donald Schmitz officiating.  Friends and family may visit one hour prior to the service at the church, a luncheon will follow the service.  Darrell chose to donate his body to medical science at Mayo Clinic.
    Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel.  Guest register may be signed at

User login

Subscribe to the Lake City Graphic

Please select your subscription option below. The Lake City Graphic offers subscriptions using the form below. For all subscriptions, once payment is received, you will receive an email with a username and password to login to the site and access the e-edition. If you purchased a print subscription to the weekly newspaper, your first issue should arrive within a week.

Already a Graphic print subscriber? Click here to sign up for online access at no additional charge.

We use PayPal to process online subscription orders. To subscribe or renew by phone, call us at 651-345-3316 Monday-Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or Thursday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. To subscribe or renew by mail, complete this form and mail it with payment to Lake City Graphic, P.O. Box 469, Lake City, MN 55041.

The Lake City Graphic
Ph: 651-345-3316 (M-F 8am-4pm)
Fax: 651-345-4200
P.O. Box 469
111 South 8th Street
Lake City, MN 55041