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      The family of Richard W. Peterson (also known as Bill to family and friends from his early years; known as Dick to later friends and family) wish to honor him and the values and traditions that meant so much to him during his life by establishing a Memorial Fundin his name. This is to announce that a fund, known as the Richard William PetersonMemorial Fund, has been establish at the restored High School that he attended in Cotton, Minnesota.

       These funds will be used to promote education and awareness of the arts and life skills within the service area of Old School Lives. A primary focus will be on Heritage Arts such as pottery, weaving, food and youth activities which was reminiscent of his way of sharing his knowledge, skills and himself in life.

The halls of Old School Lives will have a designated area to memorialize him also.


Checks may be written to :

Old School Lives

(with a memo to the Richard Wm. Peterson Memorial Fund)

Mail to:

Old School Lives

PO Box 156

9165 Highway 53

Cotton, MN 55724

(Donors receive a notice and record of any donations at the

end of the year for their tax records.)

Richard W. Peterson Memorial Fund

Dr. John Matkins and Emily

Carol Haught 

Charles & Carolyn Link

Jay Goodman

Lorraine and Mary Sullivan

Meridian Internal Medicine, PA

Susan Lyday

William and Ann Hoover

Kent and Judy Strickland

Mr. S. E. Bass

Kiwanis Club of Asheboro NC

RD Lopp and L. Lopp (Robert)

Karen Reid

L.T. Hammond, Jr. Alice Hammond

Talmadge and Sara Baker

Charles and Betty Lee

Thank you to these Donors:

Richard & Joann Peterson's visit to Old School Lives in 2014. 

Pictured L-R: LouAnn Rands, Ginger Kinsley, Gene Rands, and Richard Peterson

Current Events being funded by the Richard William Peterson Memorial Fund:

Shirley Harrington

Judge and Betty Pierce

Robert and Shirley Usry

Tara and Michael Daniel

Martha Philpott

Lynne Qualls

Dana Harrington

Steve and Shirley Galanits

Ivy B. Reid

Cynthia Schroder

Sue Allender McCullan

William Mathers

Stephen Emory

Pierre and Dave Oldham

Bonnie Renfo

Darrell Williams

John and Nancy Rivell

Susan and Richard Garkalns

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