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.