Deane is survived by his wife of 45 years, Karen (nee Nilsestuen); sons, Andrew Peterson of Milwaukee and Matthew (Nga) Peterson of Round Rock, Texas; grandson, Lucas Peterson of Round Rock; brothers-in-law, Don Neushwander, Wayne (Joni), Randy (Mary) and Kent (Beth) Nilsestuen; sisters-in-law, Karen Peterson and Wilda Nilsestuen; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Deane was preceded in death by his parents, Pernel and Marge Peterson; sister, Marilyn Neushwander; and brothers, Pernel Jr. "Sonny" and Jeff Peterson.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 4 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Oct. 24, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1600 N. Genesee St., Delafield.
Memorials are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church in Morris, Ill., Tamarack Lutheran Church in Arcadia or the Christ the King Lutheran Church Scholarship Fund in Delafield.
Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com