K. Peterson, 72
mother, Marie Peterson, of Fredonia, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday
morning, Oct. 9, 2013, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. She was 72
Marie was born July 9, 1941 in Port Washington, the daughter of Clarence
and Oliva Risch Ansay. She was a 1959 graduate of Port Washington High
School. Marie worked at Rockwell Automation in Mequon for almost 25 years.
Marie enjoyed living life to its fullest, and was active in many
activities and hobbies. She was a long-time member of Divine Savior
Parish, where she participated in numerous committees and groups including
the choirs at both St. Rose Chapel and Holy Cross Chapel. She was an avid
card player who enjoyed playing sheepshead and bridge with friends from
her groups. She belonged to the Fredonia Garden Club, Kettle Moraine
Square Dancers and the Women’s Moose Lodge in Saukville. When her
children were young, she was a Little League coach as well as a 4-H leader
in Fredonia and Waubeka.
Marie is survived by her children: Loretta (John) Castonia of Ventura,
Calif., Michael (Shannon)
of DePere, Jeffrey (Melissa) of Fort Atkinson, Kevin of Madison and Megan
of Fredonia. She is further survived by two grandchildren: Abigail and
Andrew Peterson; brothers Lester (Lois) Ansay of Olathe, Kan., and Ronald
(Chris) Ansay of Fredonia; sisters Bernice (Dennis) Junger of West Bend,
Rosanne Wittkop of Simi Valley, Calif., and Joanne (Ken) Redman of
Fredonia; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She
is preceded in death by her parents and her son Ricky Peterson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct, 17,
2013, at Divine Savior Parish, St. Rose Chapel, 305 Fredonia Ave.,
Fredonia. She will be laid to rest in the parish cemetery. The family will
receive visitors at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port
Washington on Thursday from 3-6:15 p.m., leaving in procession for St.
Rose Chapel at 6:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested. The Eernisse Funeral Home,
Port Washington is honored to be serving the family. Online condolences
may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.