Visitation: A visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Monday, July 12 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD followed by a private burial at Canton Lutheran Cemetery.
Service: Private family service.
Omar Franklin Petterson, age 93, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2021 at home. Omar was born February 3, 1928 at the family farm near Klondike, Iowa to George and Christine (Monrad) Petterson.
Omar graduated from Canton High School and enlisted in the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during service. After his Honorable Discharge from the Army he returned home to jump fully into his passion for farming. Omar married Donna Olson on January 15, 1956, in Luverne, Minnesota. This past January they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Omar’s other passions were woodworking, being a long-standing member of The Granite Thresherman’s Association, and his family. In September of 2019 Omar was able to participate in an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
Omar and Donna had four children. Jeffrey, of Jasper, MN, Mike (Kristy) of Harrisburg, Nancy Vande Weerd (Tim Mulloy) of Sioux Falls and Eric (Tonia) of Waukee, Iowa. Omar is survived by six grandchildren, six step grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren. Omar was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, three sisters and daughter-in-law, Nancy Petterson.
A visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Monday, July 12 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD followed by a private burial at Canton Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Granite Threshermen’s Association or the SD Honor Flight.