Obituary of Burton Peterson
Burton O. Peterson, age 93, passed away June 25, 2023 at Evergreen Care Unit, in Cloquet with his loving family by his side. He was born June 15, 1930, in Mahtowa, MN. Burton graduated from Barnum High School, he had various jobs in the Mahtowa and Cloquet area before serving in the U.S. Army. He then worked for Potlatch for 36 years. Burton owned and operated a beef farm in Mahtowa for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, being with his family, especially being Santa Claus at Christmas and watching the joy on their faces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gotfrid and Agnes; son, Gerald; and 8 brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Glendora, of 66 years; sons, Chuck (Delite) and Lorin; daughter, Barb (Ron) Kunelius; daughter-in-law, Debra Peterson; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Burton is also survived by a very close friend, Earl Erickson.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 30, 2023 beginning at 11:00 am with visitation an hour prior at Mahtowa Covenant Church, 2732 2nd Street, Mahtowa. A burial will follow the luncheon at Mount Salem Cemetery, Mahtowa. Military honors provided by the Cloquet Honor Guard. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Burton Peterson, please visit our Tree Store