Services for Darryl Calvin Peterson

Darryl Calvin Peterson, 75, of Clearbrook, Minnesota died on Monday, February 1, 2021 at Sanford Fargo Medical Center in North Dakota.


A Memorial Service will be Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Clearbrook, MN with a visitation one hour prior. Interment will be at Silver Creek Cemetery in Clearbrook, MN. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.


He was born on September 28, 1945 in Bagley, MN to Clarence Emerentius Peterson and Lillie (Walberg) Peterson. When he was younger, he loved working on the family farm and showing cattle with 4H, even winning Grand Champion at the State Fair. He attended Clearbrook High School and went on to graduate from the Ag School in Crookston, MN. He married the love of his life, Bonnie Woodruff in 1977. He worked as a welder for many decades with the Millwrights. Darryl was a jack-of-all-trades and taught many others all sorts of skills. He loved riding his motorcycle and belonged to several biker organizations. He was a unique person and though he was tough on the outside, a more tender person you couldn’t meet. Friends and family were so important to him.


He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Peterson of Clearbrook, MN; his children, Ann Marie (Jeff) Newman of Boise, ID, Travis Peterson of Minneapolis, MN, Kelly Chura of Bemidji, MN, Jessa Peterson of Pinewood, MN, Jack (Lila) Peterson of Pinewood, MN; several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; his brothers-in-law, Richard Woodruff of Apache Junction, AZ and John Woodruff of Duluth, MN; and many other loved family and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lillie Peterson; his siblings, Durward Peterson and Yvonne Johnson; and many other loved friends and family.


Messages of condolence may be sent to




Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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