Donald "Boogie" Alfred Peterson, 67, of Winona MN passed away suddenly at his home on Monday July 26th, 2021.
Don was born January 16th, 1954 in Chicago, IL to Bette Jane Nelson. Raised by Bette and Donald Kish in the Wisconsin Dells area, until they later moved to Winona, MN where he attended high school until joining the Army. He was very proud to be a veteran.
Don had many hobbies including a passion for Harley-Davidson motorcycles, fishing, hunting, and the great outdoors. He was a dedicated semi-truck driver for over 40 years, boasting a flawless record. He loved to go on adventures by semi or motorcycle with his co-pilot and daughter Katie Jo. Over 2 decades ago, on a blind date he met his best friend, adventure companion, and wife Lisa. They also loved to travel by motorcycle and ski in the mountains. Don was a pet lover and will missed by his cuddle buddies (dogs) Lucy and Lenny.
Don had many friends who were like family to him. Everyone knew him as a big guy with a bigger personality. He had an infectious laugh and a one-of-a-kind sense of humor. Our world will be a little less bright without his humorous spirit.
Don leaves behind his wife, Lisa Peterson; daughter, Katie Jo Peterson (Mike Russell); stepchildren, Jeremy (Keziah) Ford, Zack Ford, and Regina Ford (Ross Wobig); son-in-law, Chad Boland; grandchildren; Brenden Losinski, Brady & Bentli Boland, Tristen & Jadzia Ford, & Rayland Wobig; aunt; Malou Nelson; cousins, Mark (Ruth) Wimmer, Dave Wimmer. Don is proceeded in death by his mother, Bette Kish; father, Donald Kish; daughter: Trinity Peterson and uncle, Dick Nelson.
A Graveside service will be 3 p.m., Friday August 6th at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, MN. If attending, please arrive by 2:45 p.m. and line up in your vehicles near the office building. A celebration of his life will be held at the American Legion in Winona, MN starting at 5pm. Food and beverages will be served. Please honor Don by driving your motorcycle or classic car (weather permitting). If you wish to send flowers, you may send them directly to the American Legion.