Thomas Melvin Peterson
02/28/1958 - 07/12/2020
Thomas M. Peterson, 62, of Mountain Iron, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the University of MN Medical Center in Minneapolis. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia at 11:00 am with visitation one-hour prior. Fr. Brandon Moravitz will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.
Thomas Melvin Peterson was born February 28, 1958 in Hibbing, MN to Melvin and Marilyn (Handberg) Peterson. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1976. Following high school, he attended Mesabi Range College for instrumentation and technology and then went to Dunwoody College of Technology and received a degree for autobody repair. Thomas worked for the Virginia Public Utilities until 1998.
Thomas enjoyed fishing, boating, and collector cars. He especially loved spending time with family and friends at the cabin on Lake Vermilion. His greatest pride and joy were his daughters and grandchildren.
On March 4, 1999, he received a heart transplant and would like to thank his donor for the extra 7801 days he got to spend with his family.
He is survived by his daughters, Danielle (Alan) Mattson of Ramsey and Samantha (Kyle) Andrews of Mountain Iron; grandchildren, Berkley, Brooks, Holt, and Baby Mattson due in November; brothers, Gerry Peterson of Virginia, Dan (Becky) Peterson of Hugo, and Dave (Nancy) Peterson of Hudson, WI; niece, Brooke (Jake) Fisher; and nephews, Marc Peterson, Bryan Peterson, and Tyler Erickson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and numerous aunts and uncles.