Patricia “Patti” K. Peterson, 78, of Medford, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, March 1. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 20 at the Stetsonville Centennial Hall, in Stetsonville, WI from 11am to 4pm with lunch served at noon. Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery at a later date.
Patricia "Patti" Peterson was born on September 9, 1940 in Merrill, Wisconsin to the late Harold and Delores (Thielke) Ruesch. She attended Medford Area Public Schools and graduated from Medford Area Senior High in 1958. She went on to serve as a nurse's aide in Madison at both what is now Meriter Hospital and the VA Hospital. She also served in this capacity at the Medford clinic. She married John “Jack” M. Peterson on October 29, 1960 and became a homemaker for her family. She was a member of the Community United Church of Christ in Medford. Patti enjoyed reading, spending time with family, and escaping Wisconsin winters in Florida, where she had just spent the last month.
Along with her husband, Patti is survived by her sons: Scott (Joan) Peterson and Jeff (Pam) Peterson both of Medford, as well as five grandchildren: Samantha (Ken) Brenner of Fitchburg, WI, Eric (Suzi) Peterson of Medford, Justin Peterson of Fitchburg, WI, Haley Peterson and Adam Peterson both of Medford and three great grandchildren: Ryan, Alec, and Cassidy. She is preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Kristin A. Peterson in 2001.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals at 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or the Shriners Children’s Hospitals at 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 . For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.