THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: May 17, 2018
Margaret (Sadowsky) Peterson, 91, of Peshtigo, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, at the Luther Home in Marinette.
Margaret was born December 13, 1926 in Pound, Wisconsin to Paul and Martha (Pillath) Sadowsky. She spent her early life in Pound and attended Coleman High School.
In 1947 Margaret married Warren C. Peterson at First Baptist Church in Pound. They worked on the family farm and raised two children, Patricia and Richard. Margaret worked as a nursing assistant at the former St. Joseph Hospital in Menominee and later at Marinette General Hospital, from which she retired.
She loved flowers, flower gardening, traveling and country music. She was a longtime member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peshtigo where she was active in the LCW and sang in the church choir.
Margaret is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Richard) Vandenack of Marinette; a son, Richard (Kathy) Peterson also of Marinette; grandchildren, Tina (Kelly) Barnes of Athelstane, Tim (Paige) Vandenack of Coleman, Ken Olive of Manitowoc and Nels Peterson of Peshtigo; great-grandchildren, McKenna and Jordan Carvenough of Athelstane, and Cody and Kyle Vandenack of Coleman; a brother-in-law, Harry (Dorothy) Peterson of Delafield; a niece, Kitty (Nelson) Goff of Palm Desert, Calif.; a nephew, Duane (Sharon) Peterson of Delafield and Sarah Peterson, wife of a nephew, the late Dr. Gene Peterson of Richmond, Va.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Hengartner; four brothers, David, Edward, John and James Sadowsky and a nephew, Dr. Gene Peterson.
Friends may call at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peshtigo on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. The service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Murphy officiating and conclude with a graveside service at Peshtigo Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Vandenack, Cody and Kyle Vandenack, and Nels Peterson. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home of Marinette is assisting the family.
Special thank you to the nurses and staff at the Luther Home for the wonderful care given Margaret while she was there and also to Heartland Hospice for all of their help at this time.
Also thank you to Pastor David Murphy, pianist Danielle Moon and the ladies of Good Shepherd for the lunch after the service.