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Jim W. Petersen
Jim W. Petersen, 82, of Marinette, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.
Born Dec. 28, 1930, in Detroit, MI., to William and Dorothy Petersen, he grew up there and was a graduate of Mackenzie High School and Wayne State University. In 1958, he moved to Escanaba and later to Marinette. On Sept. 10, 1960, he married Charlotte M. Knutson at the First Presbyterian Church in Escanaba.
President and owner of M&M Credit Exchange in Marinette, he retired March 1, 2000. A member of the Wisconsin Collections Association, Association of Credit Bureaus of Wisconsin, he served as an Elder of Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Marinette, a Deacon and Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Menominee and was currently a member of Peace United Church of Christ. Active in Masonic orders, he was a member and Past Master of Menominee Masonic Lodge No. 269, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of York Rite Masonic bodies and Ahmed Shrine Temple. He was also a member of Trillium Chapter Order of Eastern Star No. 208 of Crivitz and a Past Worthy Patron of the Menominee Eastern Star Chapter No. 284. He also had belonged to Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs and will be remembered as an avid Green Bay Packer fan.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; three sons, William (Barbara) of Appleton, Robert of Oklahoma City, Okla. and James (Judith) of Seminole, Fla.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a twin sister, Joan (Robert) Ward of Chelsea, Mich.; nieces, Wendy of Australia and Carolyn of Royal Oak, Mich. and a special family friend, Tina Petersen.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions are suggested for the Menominee Animal Shelter or the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc., 1033 Long Prairie Rd., Suite 5, Flower Mound, TX 75022-4230.