Duane L. Peterson

May 4, 1932-Feb. 1, 2018

Duane LeRoy Peterson,

85, Minot, formerly of Pla-

za, died on Thursday,

February 1, 2018 in a

Minot hospital.

Duane was born on May

4, 1932 to John and Lillian

(Erickson) Peterson on a

farm in the Mountrail

County area, where he

was raised and attended

rural schools. Duane mar-

ried Helen Sonnenberg on

June 15, 1952 in Don-

nybrook, ND.

As a young adult,

Duane served in the U.S.

Army in Ethiopia. Follow-

ing his honorable

discharge, he returned to

North Dakota. The couple

made their home in Fargo

when Duane attended

Hanson Mechanical Trade

School. They returned to

Minot, where he was em-

ployed as a mechanic by

Interstate Transportation

Bus Company for thirty

years. That company dis-

continued operation and

he became employed by

the Minot Park District as

their mechanic for eight

years. He retired in 1994.

Helen died January 26,


Duane was a member of

Bethel Free Lutheran

Church and a former

member of the Minot

American Legion and the

Transportation Union. He

enjoyed woodworking,

metal working, puzzles

and caring for his yard.

Duane’s loving family

includes: his children:

Deborah Lynne (Thomas)

Feist of Kansas City MO,

Sheryl Elizabeth (Curtis)

Hussey of Fargo ND, Da-

vid Duane (Christina)

Peterson of Kirkland WA

and Mark Alan (Kim)

Peterson of Snohomish

WA; grandchildren: Bryan

(Christina) Feist and Char-

lotte Feist; Rev. Michael

(Gretchen) Hussey, Aman-

da (Brandon) Warne; An-

drew and Joshua Peter-

son; Matthew, Megan, Sa-

mantha, Jamie, Jesse, and

Sarah Peterson; great

grandchildren: Seth and

Emilia Hussey, Hope Feist

and Harper Warne; sis-

ters: Ramona Poeckes of

Williston, Ilene Orluck of

Tioga, Evelyn (Gerald)

Copes of Tioga, and Meri-

lyn Grosshans of Las Ve-

gas; as well as several

nieces, nephews and


Duane was preceded in

death by: his parents and

his wife, Helen.

Funeral Service: Tues-

day, February 6, 2018 at

11:00 a.m. in Bethel Free

Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Monday,

February 5, 2018 from

3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

in Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

Memorials are preferred

to the Bethel Free Luth-

eran Youth Fund.

Those wanting to sign

the online memorial regis-

ter or share memories and

condolences are invited to

use the expressions of

sympathy section at