Maynard Petersen

Obituary of Maynard Lyle Petersen


Maynard Lyle Petersen, 77, passed away on November 7th, 2023 in Apple Valley, Minnesota. 


Born July 10th, 1946 in Tyler, Minnesota, he was the loving son of John and Phyllis (Faundeen) Petersen.  He attended South Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota.  Maynard was employed by Control Data Corporation until accepting a position with Metropolitan Airport Commission as a police officer where he served for 25 years.  Upon retirement from law enforcement, he kept busy as a security officer, then worked at the local hardware store.  When not working, Maynard could be found maintaining a meticulous yard and landscape.  He enjoyed being outdoors, especially with friends and family. 


Preceded in death by his parents and his son, Brad.  Survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Cheryl;  children Troy (Staci), Cole, Brittany (Jason) Dickson, and Christine; grandchildren Deanna, Ryne, Mason, Riley, Tony, Seth, Tanner, Kaylee, Dylan, Gavin, Wesley, Miles, and Tate;  great-grandchildren Cecilia and Nathaniel; brothers Harlan (Marsha) and Charles; and many other family members and friends who will love him forever and miss him dearly. 


Memorial service will be held on Monday, November 20th at 11am; Cremation Society of Minnesota, Edina Chapel, 7110 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Alzheimer’s Association at


Memorial Service

11:00 am
Monday, November 20, 2023
Cremation Society of Minnesota - Edina
7110 France Avenue
Edina, Minnesota, United States
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