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Jonathan Petersen

November 16, 1982 — September 15, 2018


Funeral Services for Jonathan Petersen will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck.  Reverend Norman Olsen will be officiating.  A visitation will be on Wednesday evening from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the services on Thursday.

Jonathan Thomas Petersen was born on November 16, 1982, at the St. James Memorial Hospital in St. James, Minnesota;  the youngest of five children born to Donald and Carolyn (Melheim) Petersen.  He moved with his family to Starbuck in 1984.  He received his education there and graduated with the Minnewaska Area High School Class of 2001.

Jonathan loved country western music, he had a large collection and he enjoyed singing along as he listened to his favorites.  He also enjoyed getting out on the lake to do some fishing with his Dad, family gatherings, and he cherished the company of his dog, Sluggo.  Jonathan was a long-time employee of the Hargin Turkey Farm, now known as Select Genetics, south of Starbuck.

Jonathan passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at his home in Starbuck.

Jonathan is survived by his Father, Donald (Char) Petersen of Starbuck; sisters: Stephanie Petersen of Starbuck and Rebecca (Daniel) Froehlich of Bagley, Minnesota; brother, Paul (Mary) Petersen of Plymouth, Minnesota; nieces: Ellee Petersen and Norah Froehlich; nephew, Jack Petersen; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Jonathan was preceded in death by his Mother, Carolyn Melheim Petersen and his sister, Jennifer.

Starbuck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Jonathan.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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