Samantha L. ‘Sam’ Peterson

Samantha L. "Sam" Peterson of Waukesha was taken too soon at the age of 21. Sam was born May 13, 1988, in Milwaukee.

She was a 2006 graduate of Waukesha South High School and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. Sam was an employee of Associated Bank.

Sam will be deeply missed by her parents, Denise Peterson and Ken (Marina) Peterson; sister, Kelsey (Shawn and Kyle); brother, Nick (Emily); grandparents, Don Wills and Pat (Gary) Wickert; aunts and uncles, Sue Hoefs, Randy Hoefs, Diane (Scott) Beaudry, Scott Wills and Linda (Bobby) Heller; stepbrother, Iliya; and cousins, Stephanie (Mike), Kenzie (Kerwin), Luke (Katie), Kayla, Jessica and Kristopher. She is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

Sam was preceded in death by her grandmother, Sandra Wills.

The funeral service for Sam will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The visitation for Sam will take place from 3 p.m. until the time of the 7 p.m. funeral service Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Samantha Peterson Memorial Fund at Associated Bank, 2831 N. Grandview Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53187.

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com