William's Story

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William Kent (Bill) Peterson was born on April 7, 1970 in Fort Wayne,
Indiana, the third son of Doris and Bob Peterson. His family moved to North Mankato, MN in 1978.
Bill's daughter wrote: "It is heavy on my heart to say that my father, Bill Peterson, ended his life Monday January 8th. My dad had bipolar disorder and was very open about his mental illness and wanted us to be open about it as well, and although it's hard to accept, we know that he is now at peace after years of chronic physical and mental pain. For those who would like to help, you can donate to NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Southeast MN at http://namisemn.org/how-to-help/donate.html"
Bill married Jodi Linden from Rochester, MN. Johanna Rose and William Forrest were born of this marriage. Bill was very proud of his family. He was an accomplished cartoonist and artist. He enjoyed his canoe, and several extended solo trips.
Bill is survived by his wife Jodi, their children Johanna and Will, two brothers Tom Peterson (Marian), and David Peterson (Sherry) of Mankato, and his parents Bob and Doris Peterson, North Mankato. Bill also leaves his cousins Zach Peterson, Melanie Peterson, and Sara Mejia (John).
If you wish to attend the memorial, the service will begin at 1PM on Saturday January 20th with visitation before at Christ United Methodist Church,
400 5th Ave SW, Rochester, MN.
Published on January 15, 2018
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