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Obituary for Helen D. Peterson
Helen D. Peterson, resident of Milltown, WI, died of natural causes on Friday, October 17, 2008, three days short of her 87th birthday. Helen was born October 20, 1921, the seventh of eight children to Gustave H. and Susie K. (Fritts) Buske on a farm outside Byron, MN. Helen’s family later moved to Rochester, MN, where she attended school, graduating in 1940. Helen married Floyd W. Peterson on March 1, 1941. Floyd entered the service two days after they were married. She followed Floyd to Boise, ID, where he was in Military Police training and then on to Dayton, WA. After their daughter, Gloria, was born, it became difficult to keep following Floyd, so she returned to Rochester. She lived there until Floyd was discharged in November, 1945. Floyd wanted to go to Wisconsin to visit his folks, and they decided to move to the Luck area. They lived there until 1950 when they moved to Frederic where they raised their six children. They moved to Milltown in 1974. Helen worked 32 years at Stokelys in Frederic, she also worked at Duncan Yo Yo in Luck, M.P.M. in Frederic, and also as a substitute kitchen helper at Frederic High School, plus many years of babysitting for friends and family. Helen was saved, baptized and joined the First Baptist Church in Milltown in 1946. Floyd and Helen were active at First Baptist, serving in many capacities. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Gustave, Ernest, Roy, Murlin and Lyle; two sisters, Marie Schlee and Frances Skare; daughter, Gloria; son, Wayne; and her husband, Floyd (who passed away in 1999). Helen is survived by son, Roger (Vickie) Peterson; daughter, Marcia (Steve) Pomerleau; daughter, Gail (Randy) Schadow; son, David (Kim) Peterson; eleven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins; three sisters-in-law, Arlene Schwartz, Josie Robinson and Alice Buske. Visitation will be held at Rowe Funeral Home in Luck, WI, on Sunday, October 19th, from 4-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church in Milltown, WI, on Monday, October 20th, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Marlon Mielke will officiate. Music will be provided by pianist, Vickie Peterson and soloist, Randy Schadow. Casket bearers will be Helen's eight grandsons, Brad and Brian Peterson, Jeff and Allen Pomerleau, Scott Peterson, Jeramy Schadow, Tyler and Kyle Peterson. Interment will follow at the Milltown Cemetery. Rowe Funeral Home of Luck, Wisconsin, was entrusted with funeral arrangements. For information call 715-472-2444.