Ray H. Peterson - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

March 19, 1925 - October 12, 2020

Ray H. Peterson, age 95, passed on October 12, 2020. Survived by wife of 70 years, Joan; 3 children 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; many relatives and friends. A veteran of WWII, Ray enlisted in the Army Air Corps at age 17. Flight engineer/ top turret gunner on a B-17, 305th bomb group, 26 missions in the European Theater. He was also one of the first 13 in the Civil Air Patrol and a recipient of a medal to honor the civilian volunteers who flew armed and humanitarian missions.

Private interment at Fort Snelling. No memorial service is scheduled at this time due to Covid-19 concerns.

1 Comment

  1. Chuck Wallace says:

    Dear Joan and family,
    We knew about Ray’s passing from Renee’s Christmas card. We will be traveling on Monday, June, 14, and are unsure if we will be able to be at the luncheon honoring and remembering Ray’s amazing life. I have such fond memories of our life together on Sheridan and how faithful Ray and Joan were in keeping track of my Mom, Doris, after we had all scattered. Ray had a smile and a twinkle that I didn’t remember as a child, but came to appreciate as an adult. Nita and I will be praying for your family as your celebrate and remember Ray. Love, Chuck and Nita Wallace

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