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LeRoy V. Peterson

LeRoy V. Peterson Jan. 29, 1920 - Jan. 19, 2008 RENVILLE -- LeRoy Virgil Peterson, 87, of Renville died Saturday at RenVilla Nursing Home in Renville. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Renville. Burial with mil...

LeRoy V. Peterson

Jan. 29, 1920 - Jan. 19, 2008

RENVILLE -- LeRoy Virgil Peterson, 87, of Renville died Saturday at RenVilla Nursing Home in Renville.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Renville. Burial with military honors will be held in Fairview Cemetery in Renville.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Renville and one hour prior to the service at the church.

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He was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Renville to Peter C. and Clara (Dokken) Peterson. He grew up in Renville and attended Renville High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a prisoner of war from fall of 1943 until April 14, 1945.

He married Eunice Trongard on June 9, 1946, in Sacred Heart. They lived in Renville. He worked for the Co-op Oil Station and was also a rural mail carrier. He was a member of First Lutheran Church and served on the church building committee when the church was built in 1964. He moved into the RenVilla community in 1997.

He is survived by his children: Kathy (and Terry) Kohout of Olivia, Pete (and Trish) Peterson of Renville, and Jane (and Jeff) Dikken of Renville; seven grandchildren; one great grandson; and a brother: Roger (and Gloria) Peterson of Renville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers, a sister and a grandson.

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