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Remembering Father Peterson
November 2, 1930-December 18, 2016
As we are reminded of the anniversary of Father’s passing one year ago, we offer this tribute from the December 22 edition of the Catholic Spirit. His funeral Holy Mass was December 23, 2016. Please keep Father in your prayers. May he rest in peace!
Father Peterson a major figure in Goodhue for years, 'would give the shirt off his back'
By Matthew Davis
Father Bruce Peterson became a major spiritual and community leader in the Goodhue area during his many years serving there. Father Peterson, 86, died Dec. 18 after hearing confessions at St. Mary in Bellechester. The former pastor served the parishes of Holy Trinity in Goodhue and St. Columbkill in Belle Creek for 43 years from 1970 to 2013. He also served at St. Mary from 2000 until 2013, but he continued helping at all three following his retirement. "He would give the shirt off his back," said Kay Gadient, a longtime St. Columbkill parishioner. Father Peterson's parishioners described him as a humble and caring man who would reach out to anyone in the community. He had a heart for young people in particular. "He was very involved with their school activities and their church [activities]," said Regina Poncelet, a St. Columbkill parishioner who worked with Father Peterson in religious education. Father Peterson spent much time in the community, whether volunteering with the Lions Club or coaching a local baseball team. He also served on the Goodhue and state school boards in addition to the rural education board. The Goodhue County Editorial Association honored Father Peterson as Citizen of the Year in 1983. Father Peterson also cared for his father in the rectory before his death in 1988. "He took very good care of him," said "He was very involved with their school activities and their church [activities]." Regina Poncelet Poncelet, who was a high school student at the time. The community gave back to him, too. Parishioners bought him a car in 1982 on his 25th anniversary of ordination. It helped Father Peterson get around to his two and eventually three rural parishes. Father Peterson was ordained to the priesthood Feb. 17, 1957. Before he came to the Goodhue area, he served as an assistant pastor at several parishes from 1957 until 1970. Father Peterson first served at St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony from 1957 to 1962, followed by Christ the King in Minneapolis from 1962 to 1963. He then served at Ascension in Minneapolis from 1963 to 1964 and then St. Joseph in Lino Lakes from 1964 to 1970. Born Nov. 2, 1930, in Minneapolis, Father Peterson attended Southwest High School and began seminary studies at Nazareth Hall in St. Paul, which closed in 1973. He then studied at St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity in St. Paul.
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