David J. Peterson, 69, of Clarkfield died on Sunday May 21, 2017 at St. Cloud Hospital. Memorial Services were held on Saturday, May 27, at 10:30 a.m. at Bergen Lutheran Church with Rev. David Peterson officiating. Burial was at Stony Run Cemetery. Visitation was held on Friday May 26, 2017 from 4-6:00 p.m. at Lynner Funeral Home in Clarkfield and for one hour before the services at the church.

David J. Peterson was born on September 10, 1947 in Fergus Falls, to Eldon and Betty (Kennel) Peterson. The family moved to Granite Falls where David attended school graduating from Granite Falls High School in 1966. David attended the Vo-Tech in Pipestone. He worked as a laborer in grocery stores, doing construction, and in the agricultural industry. David was married to Vickie Ellefson and they had two children: Nathan and Tad. He later met Kathy “Tonka” (Jacobson) Grin-ager in 1993 and they were united in marriage on April 2, 2005 at Hazel Run Lutheran Church.They made their home in Clark-field. David enjoyed his family as well as racing, hunting, gardening and car shows.

David is survived by his wife, Kathy “Tonka” Peterson; children: Nathan (Amie) Peterson of Moorhead, Tad Peterson of Dawson, Jeremy (Amanda) Grinager of Marshall, Josh (Molly) Grinager of Clarkfield; grandchildren: Maggie (Mike) Jans, Grace Grinager, Alex and Logan Grinager, Bailey Peterson, and Baby Barrett Peterson due to be born in June; great-grandchildren: Miles and Mallory Jans; his mother, Betty of Granite Falls; siblings: Duane Peterson of Watkins, Dianne (Dan) Klein of Willmar, and Denise (Brent) Severson of Niceville, FL; and other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father, Eldon Peterson; and sister-in-law, Cathy Peterson. Arrangements by J. H. Lynner Funeral Home of Clarkfield