Keith Dale Peterson - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

November 4, 1960 - September 4, 2021

Keith Dale Peterson

Age 60, 11/4/1960-9/4/2021. Keith graduated from Richfield High School in 1979 and received an AAS degree in Drafting from Normandale Community College. Keith also studied graphic arts, and cartooning, sketching and comic book collecting were lifelong interests. Keith was a talented musician and played multiple instruments as a member of a few local bands over the years. He enjoyed songwriting and mixing his own recordings. Professionally, Keith was a drafter, designer and CAD technician for various companies in the Twin Cities area. Survived by siblings Cheryl (Carlos) Alcaya and Kevin Peterson; stepmother Marcine Nightengale; stepsisters Jodi (Kelly Edwards) Nightingale and Lisa (Tony) Nightengale Moore; and Jodi and Lisa’s children, Sophie, Spencer and Sam. Preceded in death by parents, Merle and Georgia Peterson.

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The family requests that memorials be directed to the Union Gospel Mission, 435 University Ave E, St. Paul, MN 55130 (


  1. Ted says:

    Keith was a Dear Friend.. I loved him, and I will miss him greatly. A talented and great mind.. we shared many laughs
    and faced common challenges in life… He made my life better! Less than a month apart by age, I enjoyed him as peer
    and having common reference…. again, life is too short not to enjoy lots of it in laughter, and I am grateful we did that together.

    My Heart Goes out to his family! No surprise giving Memorials to Union Gospel, I know Keith would appreciate that, I will
    increase the amount I send this month, in Honor of My Dear Friend. They are a wonderful Organization that helps lotsa folks…
    Give Give !!!

  2. Petra Larmen says:

    We were relatively new friends Keith and I and I am very sadenned to hear of Keiths passing. We had common ground in being creative and so we talked about those subjects including the Minneapolis music scene and also life itself. I am kind of in awe of him because of the Minneapolis scene and he was right there! He told me he was a musician at heart but kind of stopped somewhere? He also had a Prince connection at times which I had as well. I could sense he missed the music aspect. We all grow older and it gets difficult to let go. Him and I would talk every other time. I will be missed by me and has a place in my heart. Rest in Power Keith.

  3. Etta says:

    He was a cool cat

  4. Sue Kennedy Schmit says:

    Very sad to hear this briefly dated Keith really nice guy great memories of hanging out and the music that he created. And weirdly thinking about all the people that we’ve lost at such a young age Scott Nimerfro, Jim Jaeger And many others

  5. Sandra says:

    Cousin Keith was a quiet and thoughtful cousin. My family would visit at their house when we were young. He was always creating something with an erector set, flying model airplanes or doing something quite fascinating! I remember one early shared musical experience in 1972, Keith was freelancing on the piano with older bro Kevin. What a wonderful surprise to hear and see their musical talent! Unfortunately it was at a memorial service for our Grandfather and we were all quickly reprimanded for being inappropriate. It was still great while it lasted! Rest in Peace Keith.

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