THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Melissa M. Peterson
Issue Date: September 19, 2019
Melissa M. Peterson, 42, of Marinette, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at home.
Born Aug. 16, 1977 in Iron Mountain, Mi., to Al and Sally (McMahon) Peterson, she spent her early life in Kingsford before moving to Marinette with her family in 1987. She graduated from Marinette High School in 1995 where she was a standout high school athlete in track and field events, competing in the long jump and 100 meter dash. She worked at Unlimited Services of Oconto where she enjoyed working.
She competed at the WIAA State Track Tournament all four of her high school years, taking home a gold medal in the long jump her Senior year. She was also good on the basketball court.
She loved gardening and was especially proud of her sunflowers. She and her fiancé recently took a trip to Mount Rushmore and was excited to tell everybody about their adventure. She enjoyed riding her bike, swimming in her sister's pool, had a big heart for animals and was loved by all that knew her.
She is survived by her fiancé, Tim Jagielski of Marinette and their son, Gavin; Tim's son, Brennan; her parents, Al and Sally Peterson of Marinette; a brother, Andy (Stephanie) Peterson; a sister, April (Bryan) Holder; and was especially proud of her new nephew, Lincoln, along with Bryan's son, Soren; a special aunt and Godmother, Gloria Sjoquist; aunts and uncles and their families and brothers and sisters-in-law in the Jagielski family.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Arlene and George McMahon, Cecelia Jagielski and Sandy Jagielski.
Friends may call at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 20 from 2 p.m. until time of the service at 4 p.m., with Rev. Craig Mansur officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery in Marinette.