Darin Peterson passed away on August 30, 2005, at the Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury, Minnesota, at the age of 33, following a courageous 14 month battle with cancer.
Darin was born on October 12, 1971, the son of Daryl and Kay (Hertsgaard) Peterson in Fargo. He grew up in the Horace area and attended the West Fargo Schools. Darin graduated from West Fargo High School in 1990 where he was very involved in athletics. He continued his education at Moorhead State University and the University of Houston. Darin later moved back to Fargo where he found his passion in woodworking. Darin was united in marriage to Christy Nelson on June 5, 1999, in Fargo. They made their home in Fargo prior to moving to the St. Paul area in 2000. Darin most recently was employed by Tappe Construction in Eagan, Minnesota.
Darin was a very active person who enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved to spend time on the water?jet skiing, surfing, para sailing, and every other water sport possible. Darin was an avid sports fan and was involved throughout his life in athletics. He also enjoyed playing video games. Time spent with family and friends, and his dog, Cody, were his most treasured of days.
Darin is survived by his wife, Christy of Cottage Grove; parents, Daryl and Kay Peterson of Fargo; sisters, Sondra Peterson of West Fargo; and Jana (Bob) Erickson of West Fargo; nephew, Evan Erickson; grandmothers, Marcella Peterson of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, and Gunver ?Goodie? Hertsgaard of Fargo; uncles and aunts, Ira Hertsgaard, Gary Peterson, Ronald Peterson, Rebecca Hertsgaard and Virginia (David) Nordenstrom. Darin is also survived by his in-laws, Lonnie and Pat Nelson of West Fargo; brother-in-law, Jeff (Karla) Nelson of Fargo; and several other dear friends and relatives. Darin was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Kermit Hertsgaard and Milton Peterson.
VISITATION: 5-7 PM Friday at Boulger Funeral Home – and also one hour prior to the funeral in the church on Saturday
PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Friday at the funeral home
FUNERAL: 11 AM Saturday at Horace Lutheran Church
BURIAL: Horace Lutheran Church Cemetery
Online guest book at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.