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Adam Peterson

April 5, 1981 January 21, 2007
Adam Peterson
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Obituary for Adam Peterson

Adam Eugene Peterson, 25, of Athens, formerly of Balsam Lake, died unexpectedly on Jan. 21, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. Adam was born April 5, 1981, to Donald and Debra (Ince) Peterson in St. Croix Falls. He was baptized at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Osceola. He attended Unity High School, where he excelled academically and athletically. In 1999, Adam graduated with honors from Unity High School and went on to attend UW-Superior, where he obtained a degree in secondary education in 2004. Adam began his teaching career at Grantsburg High School. In the fall of 2005, Adam accepted a position teaching middle school science in Athens, where he quickly became involved in the athletic department. Adam was an assistant coach for the high school baseball and football teams, and was also the coach for the middle school football team. In the fall of 2006, he proudly accepted a position as the varsity boys basketball coach. Adam truly loved being a teacher and a coach, and was extremely proud of his students and athletes. In addition to loving sports, Adam was an avid fisherman and hunter who enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. Adam is survived by his parents; sisters Errin Peterson (Joe Schleusner) and Allison Peterson; maternal grandparents, Betty and Eugene Ince; paternal grandmother, Edith Peterson; special friend Becky Balz of Athens; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Alfred Peterson and cousin Zachary Ward. A visitation will be held at the Kolstad-Rowe Funeral Home in Centuria, on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 4-8 p.m. Services will be held at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Balsam Lake on Thursday, Jan. 25, with Father Tom Thompson officiating. An additional visitation will be held at 10 a.m., prior to the service at 11 a.m. Interment to be held at Georgetown Township Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Adam’s uncles Bryan Ince, Darryl Ince, Michael Ince, Marty Ince, Marc Ince and David Peterson. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Schleusner, Joe Willcox and Jim Dobbs.

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