Matthew Raymond Wallace Peterson, 48, of New Prague, MN, passed away on the 11th of March 2023.
Matt was born in St. Louis Park, MN, on February 15, 1975, to Gail and Larry Peterson. He was raised in Maple Grove and graduated from Osseo High School. He then went on to play hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Matt married his high school sweetheart Brenda and had three children, Alex, Landon, and Taylor. He worked at McNeilus for 17 years selling mixers.
He loved fishing with his buddies on Lake Vermillion, going to the cabin in Crosby, and spending time with his family. He was a lover and a giver, the most selfless man through and through.
He is preceded in death by his father, Larry.
Matt is survived by his wife Brenda; his three children, Alex (Sarah), Landon, and Taylor; his mother, Gail; his sister, Heather (Matt); his grandchild, Harrison; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and other family.
There will be an open house in honor of Matt on Monday, March 20th from 3-6 PM at The Depot in New Prague.
Address: 408 Main St. West, New Prague.
Cash memorials to the family in lieu of flowers will be donated to the New Prague Youth Hockey Association.
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The Mann Family
Landon and family, we are very saddened to hear of the news. Your father was always so kind to all of us, especially Olin. We will miss seeing him at the home games. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jason and Nancy Witt
Brenda and Family,
Matt and I crossed paths while he was a coach and member of the hockey development committee with NPHA. His hockey insight was invaluable and his calm demeanor was a needed quality in situations, like tryouts and parent concerns, that proved his kindness and humanity as a person. Always one to shy away from the spotlight, he was a respected voice that brought a sense of stability to sometimes challenging situations. Landon spent time at our house for pregame meals with our son Luke. On the quieter side, around Nancy and I, Landon was a respectful and thankful young man, much like his father. It is hard to understand why some of the best humans have their lives cut short. Know that he made an impact on others during his life on earth. Sending prayers to the Peterson Family.
Mark and Linda Kroeger Family
Matt was truly respected by me and others from Elmhurst-Chicago Stone Company. He was my, “Go To Guy” at McNeilus. I could always count on him to respond quickly with answers to any questions I had. Always true to his word. I enjoyed our personal conversations also. He will be missed by all!
My condolences to his Wife, Children and Mother.
Howard & Jan Appleby
Our thoughts and prayers to Brenda and children. Take care and all our love to all of you! Uncle Howard & Aunt Jan