Evelyn A. Peterson

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Evelyn A. Peterson, 86, of Lancaster, passed away on Jan. 10, 2019. at the Lancaster Care Center, in Lancaster. 

Evelyn was born July 12, 1932, in Soldiers Grove, the daughter of Alfred and Mae (Guist) Hiller. She graduated from Soldiers Grove High School. Evelyn was united in marriage to Vernon D. Peterson on May 31, 1950, in Gays Mills. Together, they farmed above Soldiers Grove until 1957 when they moved to Lancaster.  

Evelyn worked for Drs. Whitford/Schnepper, Drs. Kuenster/Jackson/Harms veterinary clinics, Wisconsin Dairies and the Lancaster Care Center. She loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she enjoyed spending time tending to her flowers. She and Vernon especially enjoyed dancing with friends at Huckleberry’s in Prairie du Chien every Friday night, where special friend Andy Skemp always had reserved seats for them. Evelyn and Vernon will forever be hitting the 7 7 7 on the slots followed by a spin on the dance floor. 

She is survived by her children, David (Mary) Peterson of Lancaster, Diane (Tony Arnieri) Peterson of Naples, Fla., and Paul (Rita Whitish) Peterson of Lancaster; daughter-in-law Luann Bendorf of Lancaster; grandchildren Leann (Archie Reynolds) Handel of Cassville, Lynn Wolf of Lancaster, Dave (Renee) Peterson of Horicon, Brad (Tricia) Peterson of Mayville, Koal Peterson of Lancaster; great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Jordan, Jenna, Quintin, Blake and Miles; sisters Mary Dull and Martha Hirshfield of Janesville, Marlene Emery of Onalaska; and brother Richard Hiller of Janesville 

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, four infant siblings, brother Roger Hiller and sisters Alfreda Johnston and Judy Eichelt. 

Funeral services were held on Monday Jan. 14, at the Christ Lutheran Church in Lancaster. Burial will be held in Forest Hill Cemetery in Soldiers Grove on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 9 a.m. Visitation was Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, at the Christ Lutheran Church in Lancaster. The Larson Family Funeral Home of Fennimore is assisting the family. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and entire staff at the Lancaster Care Center and St. Croix Hospice.

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