Aloysius "Al" A. Peters
March 27, 2024

Aloysius “Al” Anton Peters, of Delano, Minnesota  passed away on March 27, 2024 surrounded by his family at Fairview Southdale Hospital.  Al is survived by his wife of 52 years, Del; children Antonette “Toni” (Chad) Brinsfield;  Andrew (Shelly) Peters; and Kelly Bachofer; grandchildren Kelsey (Antonio), Austin, Ava, Isabella, Sven, Henrik and Freya; great grand daughter Rya; brothers Paul (Ann) and Henry (Lillian) and sister Elizabeth (late Michael) Senetar; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Al is preceded in death by his parents Herman and Elnora; siblings Marie (late William) Gruszka; Dorothy (late Charles) Dybel; Joseph, Lawrence (late Debra), John (late Cynthia), Francis, Michael and Patrick (late Mary Ellen).

Early in life Al knew he wanted to work in the baking industry.  He started his career at the age of 10 washing pans at Karners Bakery in Hammond, Indiana.  During those years he worked his way up to the position of manager and managed several bakeries in the Hammond area.  His career was interrupted with a two-year stint in the U.S. Army where he served with distinction at Ft Knox, KY.

Al then went back into the baking field, attending Wilton School of Cake Decorating.  In 1970 he attended The American Institute of Baking in Chicago. Accepting a position as a formulator with International Multifoods, he was employed with the company until his retirement.  During his tenure he rose to the position of Technical Service Representative, first serving bakeries in the United States and then Europe, Taiwan, South Korea, and Mexico.

First and foremost Al cherished his family.  He enjoyed baking bread at home and decorating cakes and gingerbread houses with his children and grandchildren.  He loved music, especially piano music.  He encouraged and supported his children and grandchildren to develop an interest  in this area.  He enjoyed taking care of his home, playing racquetball, and both downhill and cross-country skiing, sharing his enthusiasm with his family. In his private and professional life he displayed patience, understanding and compassion in his relations with others.  He will be greatly missed by those he loved and those who loved him.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church in rural Delano, Minnesota. Visitation from 10-11 AM prior to the Mass, all at St. Mary’s church. A luncheon will immediately follow the Mass. Interment with military honors on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 11 AM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.