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Mary "Colette" C Peterson

August 27, 1931 February 1, 2019
Mary "Colette" C Peterson
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Mary Colette Peterson

Passed away peacefully, at her residence, on Friday, February 1, 2019, at the age of 87.
Colette was born August 27, 1931 to Lawrence and Oveda Wisnefski from the town of Paris. It was there that Colette grew up on a farm with her 8 brothers and sisters. On that farm is where Colette learned to love the country life, the farm, the land and the animals. She was raised knowing if you work hard, have the perfect life partner and a strong belief in God, you will succeed in life.

Colette loved singing and dancing and it was in that fashion that she met the love of her life Paul E. Peterson at a dance in Kenosha county. They were married on August 4th, 1950 and continued to dance together until Paul passed away in 1998. The two of them resided in several homes in Racine and Kenosha County until they bought their beloved farm, in the town of Raymond, where they raised their 4 children: Paulette (Al) Thomas, Edward, Larry (Michele) and Tina (Gary) Welker.
Aside from being devoted to her farm life and her husband, Colette was a substitute teacher for many years and continued teaching at St. Louis Catholic School after her husband passed away.

Colette is survived by her three children: Eddie and Larry Peterson and daughter Tina Welker, her son-in-law Al Thomas, brothers Dick (Liz), Mike (Barb) and Wayne Wisnefski, sisters Maureen Willkomm, Karen Noonan and Gail (Virgil) Gentz, brother-in-law Russell (Judith) Peterson, sisters-in-law Margie Peterson and Judy (Bill) Bremel. She is further survived by her 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul, daughter, Paulette, sisters, Marlin Wisnefski and Rita (George) Thomas, brothers-in-law: Patrick Noonan, George Willkomm, and Wilmer Peterson.

The family has suggested memorials in honor of Colette, be made to either St. Louis Catholic Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Colette’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to her niece Cindi Thomas and to her loving caregivers Kiera Herr and Sonja Trocke and for all their care and compassion.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11:00AM at St. Louis Catholic Church in Caledonia. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at the Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home. Burial will follow service at St. Louis Cemetery
Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory
908 – 11th Ave.
Union Grove, WI 53182

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3:00 PM 2/7/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/7/2019 7:00:00 PM
Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home

908 - 11th Avenue
Union Grove, WI 53182

Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home
908 - 11th Avenue Union Grove 53182 WI
United States





11:00 AM 2/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Louis Catholic Church

13207 County Rd. G
Caledonia, WI 53108-9531

St. Louis Catholic Church
13207 County Rd. G Caledonia 53108-9531 WI
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Louis Cemetery Final Resting Place

13207 County Rd G
Caledonia, WI 53108

13207 County Rd G Caledonia 53108 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Louis Catholic Church

13207 County Rd. G
Caledonia, WI 53108-9531

St. Jude Children's Hospital / Cancer Research

332 N. Lauderdale Street
Memphis, TN 38105

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