Norman ‘Butch’ Peterson

Jan. 1, 1950 - July 28, 2007

In the middle of a sailboat race with his hand on the tiller, Norman "Butch" Peterson left us for heaven Saturday, July 28, 2007, at age 57.

He was the fond husband and best friend of Lori (nee Brook); supportive father and skipper of Matt and Anna; devoted son of Ann and the late Norman L. Peterson; dear brother of Jean (Keith Williams) Peterson, Christine Bucher and Leif Peterson; son-in-law of Roger and the late Bobbie Brook; father-in-law of Raeleah; and Pops to Britta Reiche of Germany and Camille Fagvol of France via AFS. He will also be loved and missed by his sailing friends at the Pewaukee Yacht Club and elsewhere, Repete Corp., Vagabond Ski and Social Club, other relatives and many friends.

Butch was president of the Repete Corp. of Sussex and a past member of the Pewaukee School Board. He was also active in several community and professional organizations, including the American Feed Industry Association, MRA-The Management Association, TEC (The Executive Committee) and the Pewaukee Yacht Club.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield. Visitation continues from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Saturday, Aug. 4, at St. Anthony on the Lake, W280-N2101 Highway SS, City of Pewaukee.

Memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 2323 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 502, Wauwatosa, WI 53226, are appreciated.

Butch loved to travel both for business and fun. Whether skiing the Rockies, sailing in the Caribbean or in an intense game of sheepshead, he loved life and lived it to the fullest. As he would always say ...

"With Love and Fond Regards" ...

he will live on in our hearts forever.

Becker Ritter Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 782-5330 or visit online at