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Allan Petersen 04/19/2024

Allan Petersen, fondly known as Fafa, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2024, at the age of 84 surrounded by his family. He was born on March 16, 1940, in Frederic, WI to Hjalmer and Ella Petersen. Allan spoke only Danish until he attended grade school in Luck, WI. As a child, he enjoyed beekeeping with his grandfather, Frode, and spent quality time with his brother, Gary, and cousins. Allan had a special bond with his sister Ramona and cherished playing badminton with her.

On a fateful blind date, Allan met the love of his life, Beverly Dahl, and they tied the knot just 18 days later in Las Vegas on July 17, 1971. Together, they built a beautiful life, raising their four children and sharing 55 years of unwavering love and commitment.

Allan was a man of many talents. He owned and operated Allan’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse in New Richmond for 45 years, until he sold the business in 2015. His skills as a florist brought joy to countless people in the community. He was known for his kind and calm demeanor, gentleness, and endless patience. Allan exemplified stoicism and unconditional love, serving as a perfect example for those around him.

Allan was preceded in death by his parents, Hjalmer and Ella Petersen. He is survived by his beloved wife, Beverly Petersen, their cherished children Leah (Bob) Baillargeon, Luke Petersen, Logan (Kyle) Wettig, Lars (Allie) Petersen, and his adoring grandchildren Beau, Brady, and Bella Baillargeon, Clara, Will, and Etta Wettig, and Elle, Leif, and Olen Petersen. He is also survived by his brother, Gary Petersen, sister Ramona Tretsven, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the love and support they have received during this difficult time.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 11:00AM at First Lutheran Church (218 County Road K) New Richmond, Wisconsin with visitation at 10:00AM.  There was also a visitation on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 4:00PM-7:00PM at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave). Interment was in West Denmark Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.




  • Diane Warner Posted April 21, 2024 7:38 am

    My thoughts are with your family.

  • Cathy Meehan Posted April 21, 2024 8:28 am

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you. He was a wonderful person.

  • Julie Kruse Angeles and Paul Angeles Posted April 21, 2024 10:43 am

    Dear Petersen family,
    What a lovely and fitting tribute for a man who brought so much joy and beauty to our world. We are holding you in our hearts as you grieve the loss of your “FaFa” and celebrate his amazing life.

  • Susan Polfus Posted April 21, 2024 12:45 pm

    Bev and family….so sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful man. Peace to your hearts.

  • Judi Edmonson Posted April 21, 2024 6:29 pm

    Our prayers are with you now and always. He was a fantastic bossing all the memories and fun at Allen’s Flower Shop

  • Barbara Campbell Posted April 22, 2024 6:32 am


    I was saddened when I saw the notice this morning about Allan’s death. I know how much my mother adored working with him at Allen’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse. I’m thinking of you and your family.

    Best, Barbara

    • Dahl family Posted April 27, 2024 7:25 pm

      So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and the family.

  • Mary(Winzer) Grupe Posted April 22, 2024 12:34 pm

    Hi Barb—sorry for your loss. Don’t know if you remember me. I live in Roberts and our parents were friends

  • Darla Giese Posted April 23, 2024 8:48 am

    Bev and family, sorry for the loss of Allan. You were my backyard neighbors for many years. I am still enjoying the boarder shrubs that Allan planted so many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Samantha Clark Posted April 23, 2024 12:21 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

  • Anna Dzik Posted April 24, 2024 12:04 am

    Dear Bev & Family,
    I was saddened to hear of Allan’s passing. So many wonderful memories came flooding back from when I worked there.
    Many hugs & prayers.

  • Jim & Sandi Thompson Posted April 28, 2024 1:40 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you Bev and all of his loved ones. We always enjoyed doing business with him, seeing you guys and catching up a bit. He was a huge part of making MANY occasions and celebrations memorable or easier. Just adored the man. May he rest in God’s eternal peace. Well done servant. Well done. And may the good Lord surround you Bev with comfort and peace now and in the days to come. We are out of town so unable to attend his service, or we’d certainly be there to pay our respects. God bless and comfort you and your family.

  • Liz Posted May 4, 2024 11:23 am

    Thinking of your family during this time of loss. Sending love and support to your family.

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