Brian D. Petersen

CEYLON – A Celebration of Life service for Brian D. Petersen, 65, of Ceylon, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Kramer Family Funeral Home Chapel, Welcome Minn., with Rev. Russell Reimers, officiating. Burial will be in Lake Belt Cemetery in rural Ceylon, Minn., with full military honors by the Nassen-Detert American Legion Post #529 Ceylon, Minn., and the Welcome American Legion Post #553 Welcome, Minn.

Brian died on Sunday afternoon, May 12, 2013, at Immanuel-St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato, Minn. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service on Saturday at the funeral home. Messages of sympathy can be sent online to the family at

Survivors include: son, Matthew (Ann) Petersen of Scottsdale, Ariz., and daughter, Brandi Petersen Mathews (Mike) of Blue Earth, Minn.; step-children, Natasha Bettin, Krystal Brown, Jessica Kutnick and Jeff Sauck all of Fairmont, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren; brother, William “Bill” Petersen and special friend, Janet Eytcheson of Welcome, Minn.; nieces, nephews, cousins, uncle and other relatives and friends.

Brian was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Dorothy Petersen; grandparents, William and Minnie Petersen and Paul and Marie Gulden and other relatives.