RACINE - Mrs. Laverne L. Peterson, 85, passed away at Ridgewood Care Center on Friday, January 24, 2014. She was born in Moline, IL on August 20, 1928, the daughter of Frank and Clara (nee: Lootens) Neels. On December 8, 1951 she married Ray E. Peterson. He preceded her in death on August 1, 1999. Mrs. Peterson was a devoted wife, dedicated mother and loving grandmother. Although she and her husband enjoyed staying active in the community; involved in the Elks Club, Jaycees and Rotary, she was happiest when she was in the company of her family. She is survived by her children, Dennis Peterson of Racine, Renee (Edward) Gritzner of Amherst, WI, Rhonda Lapotko, Coy (Diane) Peterson, Dana (Andrea) Peterson all of Racine; her 13 grandchildren and her 10 great grandchildren. Mrs. Peterson was also preceded in death by her son, Butch Peterson and her son-in-law, Al Lapotko. A private family service was held honoring her life. Her interment will take place by her husband in the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King, Wisconsin. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory 4600 County Line Rd. 262-552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com
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Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd.
Racine, WI 53403
Published in Racine Journal Times on Jan. 29, 2014