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Charles "Chuck" Petersen

Charles "Chuck" Petersen

Charles "Chuck" Petersen, 92, Former Oak Grove H.S. Coach, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 21. Survived by his wife of 64 years Phyllis, brother Marlo (Dorothy), children Cevin (Sue), Cathy (Dan), and Christa (Steve), grandchildren Ryan (M'Kelle), AJ (Lori), Caron, Corrie (Brady), Callie (Jeff), Olga (Eugene), Tatiana (Russ), Marina (Dan), DeeAnna, Hope, and great grandchildren Vlad, Piper, and Davida. Chuck was preceded in death by his son Corey. Chuck was born on April 22, 1925 in Flaxton, ND. He grew up in Valley City, ND where he graduated H.S. and College. He served during WWII in the Army Air Force and began his teaching/coaching career in Fargo, ND at Oak Grove H.S. in 1950 where coached Track, Basketball, Football and Cross Country teams. In 1963, Chuck accepted a position at Mankato State College coaching Track and Field where he remained until retirement in 1988. His teams captured 11 Conference championships and 32 All-Americans including 2 National Champions. Chuck has touched thousands of student athlete lives, not to forget family and friends. So many people have stayed in touch, close to his heart. A celebration of Life will be held at Cormorant Lutheran Church, Lake Park, MN, on Saturday July 28, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send any memorials to the Charles Petersen Endowment at Oak Grove Lutheran School in Fargo. Charles "Chuck" Petersen, 92, Former Oak Grove H.S. Coach, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 21. Survived by his wife of 64 years Phyllis, brother Marlo (Dorothy), children Cevin (Sue), Cathy (Dan), and Christa (Steve), grandchildren Ryan (M'Kelle), AJ (Lori), Caron, Corrie (Brady), Callie (Jeff), Olga (Eugene), Tatiana (Russ), Marina (Dan), DeeAnna, Hope, and great grandchildren Vlad, Piper, and Davida. Chuck was preceded in death by his son Corey. Chuck was born on April 22, 1925 in Flaxton, ND. He grew up in Valley City, ND where he graduated H.S. and College. He served during WWII in the Army Air Force and began his teaching/coaching career in Fargo, ND at Oak Grove H.S. in 1950 where coached Track, Basketball, Football and Cross Country teams. In 1963, Chuck accepted a position at Mankato State College coaching Track and Field where he remained until retirement in 1988. His teams captured 11 Conference championships and 32 All-Americans including 2 National Champions. Chuck has touched thousands of student athlete lives, not to forget family and friends. So many people have stayed in touch, close to his heart. A celebration of Life will be held at Cormorant Lutheran Church, Lake Park, MN, on Saturday July 28, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send any memorials to the Charles Petersen Endowment at Oak Grove Lutheran School in Fargo.

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