December 12, 1946 ~ January 19, 2013
Allen Petersen, 66 of Fargo, ND died Saturday January 19, 2013 at Sanford Palliative Care.
Allen was born December 12, 1946 in Fargo to LeRoy and Florence (Gubrud) Petersen.
He grew up and attended school in Tower City, ND. He graduated from Valley City State University and attended NDSU
On August 11th, 1972 he married Elizabeth Norgon. They raised two daughters Anna and Caroline. Prior to joining the Fargo Public Schools Allen was the guidance counselor at the New Rockford Public Schools and Fort Totten. For the last 35 years he was a guidance counselor at Woodrow Wilson High School in Fargo. He was involved with Dollars for Scholars, Philanthropy and Youth Program and various Counseling and Social Studies Committees. Allen always made time for the students and staff at Woodrow.
Allen had numerous hobbies and interest they included North Dakota History, genealogy, and so much more. He had a rare book business for the past thirty years where he specialized in Western Americana. Through his book business Allen met many friends. Allen was a dedicated husband and father and much beloved by all his family. One of his greatest pleasures was spending time with his family and friends.
Allen is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; daughter Caroline (Cody) Heilman of Fargo ND, brothers David Petersen Tower City, ND. Ron (Deb) Petersen, Valley City ND , sister Connie (Loren) Sherman, Fingal, ND, and step-sister Terease Tallackson, Tower City ND. As well as numerous nieces and nephews, and an uncle Lyle Petersen, Little River, SC.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Anna Petersen, parents LeRoy and Florence(Gubrud) Petersen, and step-mother Ann Petersen.