Norville Duane PetersenNorville Duane Petersen, 67 of Mt. died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in the University Medical Center-Mesabi in Hibbing.
Norville Duane Petersen, 67 of Mt. Iron, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in the University Medical Center-Mesabi in Hibbing.
He was born Sept. 20, 1945 the son of Carl and Agnes (Wickstrom) Petersen.
He lived in Blackhoof, Minn.
He was a graduate of Mt. Iron High School, Virginia Junior College, and earned a degree in Education from UMD. Norville married Wanda LaTendresse on Aug. 12, 1967 in Hibbing and was a longtime Mt. Iron resident. Norville was employed as a Teacher and Principal in the Makinen Schools prior to joining the family business: Petersen Well Drilling.
He was an active member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church where he served in many capacities. Norville was a member and president of the Minnesota Water Well Association, a member of the National Water Well Association, and had served on the board for the Minnesota Department of Health. Norville had a servant's heart and shared his time and talents to help others through many organizations including: the Sand Lake Shuffle, Salvation Army, Bush Prebeg Memorial Run, the Ruffed Grouse Society, Ducks Unlimited, Dream Machines Car Club, Water for Africa, Wells in Haiti, was President and primary benefactor of Camp George E. Siegel, was an integral part of the Happy Cookers, and was co-founder and an actor in "A Dinner with Dickens".
He was a generous man, who was compassionate, kind, fun-loving, and entertaining. His generosity touched many lives and he will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Martin Petersen.
Norville is survived by his wife of 46 years, Wanda; son, Todd Petersen of Lake Vermilion - Tower; siblings, Shirley (Conrad) Chipman of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dennis (Roxann) Petersen of Mt. Iron, Minn.; three grandchildren; his beloved pets, Millie, Barney, and Katie; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.
GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 until the 11 a.m. Funeral Service in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Pastor Don Stauty will officiate. Interment will take place at a later date.
Norville requested you remember him with a contribution to a favorite charity, rather than flowers.
Family services provided by Bauman-Cron, A Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia. To share personal remembrances online, please see: www.baumanfuneralhome.com