Obituary of Harvey Carlyle Peterson
Harvey (Doc) C. Peterson, O.D.
Of Bloomington passed away Dec.6, 2021.
Harvey was born on April 15, 1924 to Melvin and Pauline Peterson in Syre, Minnesota.
After graduating from Bemidji High School he joined the Army Air Force. He served two tours as a radio operator mechanic gunner of the B24 Bombers in WW II.
He received his doctorate of optometry from the Chicago College of Optometry.
His first job was with Moss Optical, then Jensen Optical before going into private medical practice in Bloomington.
Harvey married Dolores Carpentier in 1950. They were married for 58 years until Dolores died of cancer in 2008.
Harvey and Dolores had two daughters, Brenda (Stephen) Leeds and Paula (John) Litsheim. Five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was active in the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.
As a low handicap golfer, he won many tournaments and was called the “Putting Deadeye in Minnesota” in the Golf Digest Annual 1978.
Family and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate Harvey’s life on April 15, 2022 at 11:00 A.M.
Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7110 France Ave. So. Edina, MN 55435.
Interment of ashes is private.