Prominent local businessman, Raymond Peterson, dies at 92
WILLMAR -- When Raymond Peterson finished four years of Army service in World War II, he looked for a business to buy. In 1947, Peterson bought a Willmar shoe store that had been in business since 1932.
For the next 37 years, Peterson and his wife, Muriel, owned and operated Peterson Shoe Store in downtown Willmar. They also owned the Betty Lou Dress Shop next door.