Robert L. Peterson
February 23, 2021
Peterson, Dr. Robert L. “Bob” age 77 of Chanhassen passed away on February 23, 2021, in Florida. Bob is now directing a choir of angels after an incredible career inspiring young musicians in Japan, Belgium, Germany, Edina, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Chesterton Academy and Macalester College. He retired in May of 2019 after 20 years as the Music Director of the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale. Bob was equally as accomplished conducting an orchestra, directing a choir, skiing down a mountain in Zermatt, bass fishing on Lake Ida, singing in a night club, golfing or woodworking.
A true Renaissance man! Bob could LIGHT UP A ROOM by walking in the door! He was dearly loved by students, colleagues and choir members alike! He was a phenomenal teacher, wonderful singer and accomplished conductor. Survived by loving wife, Patricia (Briley) Peterson, daughter Laura (Brian) Bittner, granddaughters, Emily (Johnny) Jay, Katie and Julia, great grandson, Jackson Jay, siblings, Jim (Pam) Peterson, Karen (Ron Henderson) Jerry (Terry) Peterson, loving family members, many friends, and a large music community. Celebration of Life: May 22nd, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN. Visitation 9:30-11:00 Service at 11:00.
In lieu of flowers, memorials for Vocal Scholarships preferred to Evergreen Club [Attn Leigh Kallestad 1723 Crosby Rd; Wayzata MN 55391] or American Choral Directors Association of MN [FMC Endowment Fund Attn Bruce Becker 13288 Downey Trail; Apple Valley MN 55124] or charity of donor’s choosing.