Petersen, Burton

Passed: February 16, 2011


Petersen, Burton M., age 83, of Goodyear, AZ, passed away at his home on February 16, 2011.  Survived by his wife of 59 years Irene; children Miles, Margene, and Michael; sister Alberta; grandchildren Al, Jesse, and Morgan and beloved family and friends.  Preceded in death by father, Christian Albert and mother, Esther Lillian Petersen. 

 Burton started his career farming his parent’s farm in Holyoke, MN, then working on steam engine locomotives as a brakeman on the Duluth & Northeastern railroad line.  He moved on to the paper and corrugated box industry where he worked most of his adult life before finally retiring.  Burton also served in the Army National Guard, 1948-1952 and was elected county commissioner, Carlton County, MN.  He enjoyed the sun of Arizona and the warmth of his life long partner Irene.  Burton enjoyed life and the road trips across the country to visit family.  He will be very missed.  We love you beloved husband and father.

 Funeral services are at Trinity Lutheran Church, 830 E. Plaza Circle, Litchfield Park, AZ on Saturday, February 26 at 12:00pm.

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