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Timothy 'Tiny' Peterson Sept. 13, 1957 - Sept. 1, 2009

WILLMAR -- Timothy John "Tiny" Peterson, 51, of Willmar, died unexpectedly Tuesday at Cottage Grove Resort on Lake Andrew near Alexandria.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lynd City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home in Willmar and for one hour prior to the service Friday.

He was born Sept. 13, 1957, in Willmar to Harold and Karen (Vogt) Peterson. He grew up in Willmar and graduated from Willmar High School in 1975. He worked at Clare Paint and Glass for several years. From 1982 to 1992, he owned and operated Tiny's Bait and Tackle in Willmar. He then was employed for 15 years as the assistant manager at the Blue Heron on the Green and most recently worked at Westside Liquors in Willmar.

He is survived by his four siblings: Rick (and Mary) Peterson of Willmar, Missy Goodall of Atwater, Jeff Miller of Willmar and Travis Chekel.

He was preceded in death by his parents.