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Described as a “funeral coach” from 1889, this historic hearse from Peterson Brothers is on display at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society Museum on North Highway 71 in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Peterson Brothers marks 125 years in business: Once also a furniture store, funeral home now operated by fifth generation of family

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WILLMAR — Peterson Brothers Funeral Home of Willmar is marking 125 years in business this week.

An open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday will celebrate the five generations of the Peterson family that have owned and operated the business at 700 Becker Ave. S.W.


Visitors will be able to tour the funeral home and visit with family members and staff.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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