In Memory

Keith Peterson

Keith Peterson


Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo

Date of Birth:
Monday, December 27, 1948
Date of Death:
Sunday, July 10, 2022
73 years old

Keith W. Peterson

Keith W. Peterson, 73, of Rochester, MN passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2022.

Keith was born on December 27, 1948 in North Mankato to Myvanway and Russell Peterson. He graduated from Mankato West High School in 1967 and Mankato State in 1980 with a bachelors degree in business. He married Pam Gauthier in 1969. He served in the Navy for 4 years. After being honorable discharged, he went to work for TCI Cable Co. in Mankato, MN. He later moved to Alexandria to manage the cable company for several towns in the area for 17 years. In 1997, he moved to Rochester, MN.

He loved to bowl and golf. He bowled one 300 game and had 7 holes in one. He played golf with many friends in Rochester and in Sun City, AZ, where he would go in the winter. He loved going to Arizona to get out of the cold. Keith enjoy volunteering at the food shelf and Red Cross.

Family was very important to him; spending time with his kids and grandkids. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.

Keith is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pam; daughter, Kim (Chris) Plautz; grandkids, Nick and Kendra Plautz of Avon, MN; and son, Scott (Melisa Toepke) Peterson of Fargo, ND.

He was preceded in death by his parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He will be greatly missed!!!

The Memorial Gathering for Keith will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2022 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

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07/18/22 07:44 PM #1    

Elaine Tosch (Meyer)

If my memory serves me correctly, about in 6th or 7th grade, Patti Vogel and I were going to meet Keith and Bob Ekstam at the Saturday matinee movie. Patti and I bought our tickets, went down the aisle and could not find them. We gave a sob story to the cashier and got our quarters back and proceeded to the next movie down the street. And . . . there the boys were. We made so much noise laughing and trying to talk in hushed tones  that the usher came and threatened to kick us out. The movie was King Kong NOT Looney Tune races.

Another great memory of Keith was his creativity. A bunch of us used the North Mankato Library as a hang out for the boys to meet the girls and vice versa. This was 9th grade and book reports were due the next day. Well, Keith, with his back to the book shelves, just reached back, grabbed a book, read the title and wrote his report, never even opened the book. There again, the little librarian threatened to kick us out for making way too much noise!! I'm not sure what kind of grade he got. He was SO much fun!!

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