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Obituary of William I. Peterson
WILLIAM I. “BILL” PETERSON, 77, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2019 at the Lake Mills Health Services in Lake Mills. He was born on April 3, 1942 in Jefferson, Wisconsin to Norman and Zita (Aumann) Peterson. William was a lifetime resident of Jefferson. He married Janet Wedl on May 1, 1965 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Jefferson.
Bill worked at Johnson Hill Press for 27 years and later owned and operated Peterson’s Hamburger stand in Jefferson. Bill was also a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
His passion was working with wood and he was a Master woodcarver, winning many awards for his craftsmanship. He spent many hours in his “coop” listening to his beloved Packers while he created penguins, blue herons, sand hill cranes as well as other wild life creations.
He will be deeply missed by his wife of 54 years, Janet of Jefferson, daughter Sarah (Ned) Healy of Fort Atkinson, son Mark (Susie) Peterson of Jefferson, six grandchildren, Sam Healy, Keagan Healy, Vincent Healy, Sawyer Peterson, Josie Peterson, and Wyatt Peterson, a sister Judy (Dennie) Gruennert of Jefferson, and a brother Jim Peterson of Jefferson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister-in-law Donna Peterson.
A memorial Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Jefferson, with the Rev. Thomas Coyle officiating. Visitation will be at the church at 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.
A private family burial will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ALS Association: 220 W Huron St # 4003, Chicago, IL 60654, St. Lawrence Catholic Church or Rainbow Hospice.
Visit www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence of light a candle in his memory.