Carl Petersen

Carl Petersen, 58, Pipestone, died at his home on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 after a courageous battle of cancer.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 21 from 4-8 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Pipestone with a prayer service being held at 7:30 p.m.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at  11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church with Rev. Dan DeBlock officiating.

Honorary urn bearers will be Pipestone Nutrien Team, Gary Gorter, Curt Ilse, Matthew Rustman, John DeSchepper, and Mark DeSchepper.

Carl Arthur Petersen was born on Sept. 10, 1963 to Willis and Irene (Filter) Petersen in Tracy. He was baptized on Nov. 29, 1964 at Zion Lutheran Church in Tracy and was confirmed there as well on May 21, 1978. He attended school in Tracy, graduating from Tracy High School.

On Jan. 30, 1988 he married Sharon Rustman in Tracy. After their marriage the couple moved to Montevideo, where he worked in power line construction. The family moved to Pipestone where he continued to work doing power line construction until the early 2000s. He spent the last 15 years in Crop Services working as a professional farm applicator, seed salesman, and delivering propane and anhydrous.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Pipestone where he served as an usher. He served on the Troy Township Board of Directors for nine years and was a supervisor as well. He was also passionate about donating blood, doing so regularly for the last 25 years.

In 2012 he was nominated and was one of four finalists for AGCO Application Equipment’s Operator of the Year.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon, Pipestone; four children, Brad (Lisa) Rustman, Alexandria, Jason (Nikki) Rustman, Waynesville, Mo., Becky (Jake) Van Dyke, Elkton, S.D. and Ashley (significant other, Justin Simpson) Petersen, Brookings, S.D.; six grandchildren; two siblings, Kathy (Gary) Driessen, Canby and Phil (Larry) Maeyaert, Tracy and many other family members and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Irene; and one brother, Darrell Petersen.

(Hartquist Funeral Home,

Pipestone Chapel)