Arne R. ’Pete’ Peterson

Arne R. "Pete" Peterson of Pewaukee died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at age 82.

Arne was the former fire chief of Sussex. He was a member of the local No. 494 and a life member of the Sussex Veteran of Foreign Wars No. 6377.

He was the beloved husband of 59 years to Betty Jane (nee Schlei); dear brother-in-law of Shirley (Charles) Zimmermann and Robert (Adena) Schlei; and loving uncle of Nancy (Richard) Titus, Donna (Roger) Volden, Janet (Colin) Curtis, Bruce (Kelly) Schlei and Barbara (Tim) Stowasser. He is further survived by nine great-nieces and nephews, three great-great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Friday, March 7, at Redeemer United Church of Christ, W220-N4915 Town Line Road, Sussex. Private entombment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Memorials to the Sussex Fire Department Smoke Eaters or the Redeemer United Church of Christ are appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services in Sussex is serving the family. For more information, call 246-4774 or visit online at