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ADDRESS: W6400 Quarter Lane, Westboro, WI 54490; A Township of Chelsea resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:45 PM Tuesday, April 9 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, Wausau where she had been a patient for the past 4 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 PM Sunday, April 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Mount Olive Cemetery, Westboro

VISITATION: at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 13 where there will also be a &7:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening and also from 12 noon to 12:45 PM on Sunday, April 14

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 6, 1925 at Whittlesey, WI

EDUCATION: Winding Brook elementary school, Town of Chelsea, and attended Westboro High School

MARRIAGE: October 1, 1942 at Chelsea, WI to Alvin “Bud” A. Peterson and he preceded her in death April 12, 2004

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage, she did woods work, farmed in the Town of Chelsea, worked at A & M Mink Ranch of Chelsea, and for 17 years, worked at Tombstone Pizza Corp in Medford until retirement. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, fishing, playing cards, and spending time with her family.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Past member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea; Past President of the Chelsea Ladies Sodality


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Lawrence “Larry” (Sue Noland) Peterson of Medford, Linda (Paul) Bogenschneider of Hendersonville, TN, Lyle (Linda) Peterson of Medford, Luanne (Steven) Fliehs of Medford


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters-in-law: Jenny “Elaine” Mayer of Medford, Dorothy Hoveland & Delores “Fenno”Reimann both of Westboro; Brother-in-law: James (Mary Ann) Peterson of Medford


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Frank Kestler, Jr. and Florence Jarchow

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Henry Kestler, Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Clara Ann Viergutz

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Richard Bentzler, James Tlusty, Daniel Bogenschneider; Active – Grandsons: Jason Higgins, Eric Fliehs, Miles, Jared, Luke, Ethan & James Peterson

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the family for a future designation

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