Merlyn Peterson

Merlyn Jerome Peterson age 82, of Springfield, Minnesota passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Springfield, MN. Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Springfield, MN. Service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, on Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, at 11:00 AM.

The clergy will be Pastor Tricia Mattson.

Interment will be at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Springfield, Minnesota.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield, Minnesota.

Online condolences and memories of Merlyn may be left for the family at

Merlyn Jerome Peterson was born on November 26, 1939 to Paul and Clara (Iverson) Peterson in Tracy, MN. He graduated from Tracy High School. Merlyn worked at the Hatchery in Lamberton and also as a rural paper carrier for Pioneer Press, Minneapolis Tribune, and New Ulm Journal. On August 11, 1973, Merlyn was united in marriage to Ruth Mattison at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, fishing, and reading. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Springfield; children, Gary (Sharon) Peterson, Dale (MaryLee) Peterson, Jeffrey Peterson, James Peterson, Thomas Peterson, Janel (Paul) Martinka Jennifer Peterson and Paul (Sharon) Peterson; 18 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Huset and Shirley (Les) Bly ; and brother-in-law, Bennie Noethe.

Merlyn was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Clara; sisters, Donna Mickelson and Virginia Noethe; and brothers-in-law, Orville Huset, Bennie Noethe, and Sam Mickelson.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Springfield.