October 19, 2018 at 7:35 a.m.

Lowell Peterson

Lowell  Peterson
Lowell Peterson

Lowell Charles Peterson, 74 of Jackson, Missouri, formerly of Hibbing, Alexandria and Farmington, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Saint Francis Medical Center.

He was born February 15, 1944 in Saint Paul, Minnesota to the late Philip and Gina (Stark) Peterson. He and Laurie Lindseth were married August 20, 1966 in Athens, GA. Lowell served in the U.S. Navy as Supply Officer. He was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church.

His working career included 29 years in banking, starting as a bank examiner in the Midwest, moving to Hibbing, Minnesota, as Assistant Vice-President of First National Bank, and onward to Alexandria, Minnesota, as President of First Bank. Mercantile Bank in Farmington. Missouri was next where Lowell worked as President, to his final position in Cape Girardeau-Jackson with US Bank, where he retired in 2004 as President.

He loved being involved in the local community as well as his Old Goats coffee group.

Lowell was a past-president of Rotary in Cape Girardeau, participated in the annual Soap Box Derby, and loved his time as Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity. Once retired he and Laurie joined Peace Corps and were stationed in Uzbekistan.

Lowell was a builder of bridges and airplanes, as well as hydraulic can-smashers. He was meticulous and precise in whatever project he was creating. He and his flying buddy Jack enjoyed many hours at the Cape airport, especially flying to Dexter for Saturday morning coffee.
He will be missed by all of us, as well as by his dog Annie.

Survivors include his wife Laurie Peterson of Jackson, Missouri; daughter Betsey (Richard) Rice of Ozark, Missouri; son Jon Peterson of Lindstrom, Minnesota; four brothers, Lynn (Barbara) Peterson, Delwin (Marilyn) Peterson, Merlin (Linda) Peterson, Burnell (Ann) Peterson; four grandchildren, Andrew Magnan, Allison Saylor, Katie Peterson, Jacob Peterson; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was Saturday, October 13, 2018 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau.

Funeral service will followed, at the church with Reverends Mark Martin and John Dehne officiating.

Burial will take place at a later date in Minnesota.

Memorial contributions may be given to Habitat for Humanity, 2365 Rust Ave Cape Girardeau, MO 63703. Ford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.

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