Paul R. Peterson, 74, Crosby passed away Sunday April 18th, 2021 at Marian Manor Healthcare Center in Glen Ullin, ND surrounded by his immediate family.
Per Paul’s request, no funeral service will be held. A private graveside service will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery Mandan, ND.
Paul was born on December 10th, 1946 in Minneapolis, MN to Richard & Constance Peterson. He joined Norm & Connie Anderson’s family in February 1964 in Luverne, MN. They moved to Crosby, ND in October 1964 and he graduated from Crosby High School in 1965.
In 1968, Paul was drafted into the US Army. He served in the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge. For the next 40 years, he served in various law enforcement positions as well as volunteer fire fighter and EMS.
His greatest joy was his grandkids.
Paul is survived by his wife, Betty of Crosby; children Heidi (Andrew) Peltz and children Kenedi & Malachi of Glen Ullin, ND; Jennifer (Lucas) Aufenkamp and children Eliab, Malley, Jaben, Jude, & Brynn of Devils Lake, ND; Aaron (Stacey) Peterson and children Auna, Sonja, Aksel of Minot, ND. His parents Norm & Connie Anderson of Plymouth, MN; siblings Gracia (Mike) Lapke; Julie (Dean) Anderson-Simonson; Mary Froehlich; Brad (Sandi) Anderson; Angela (Carey) Jones.
He is preceded in death by his birth mother Constance Peterson and grandson Silas Aufenkamp.