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Kathleen D. Peterson, 59, 4321 Birch Dr., Mosinee, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at St. Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point.
She was born May 22, 1954, in Jeannette, PA, the daughter of Carol (Moore) Peterson, Mosinee and the late Arthur Peterson. She married Jerome Sharkey on Oct. 25, 2004, in Wausau. He survives.
All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all - and Kathy loved them all. Kathy's passion for animals inspired her to raise thoroughbred horses. To Kathy, all animals had human souls. To Kathy, her animals were her family. On her farm, (Winningways Farm) she cared for rescue animals of all types. Additionally, she raised alpacas, goats, and chickens.
Survivors, besides her husband, Jerome, and mother, Carol, include two brothers, Arthur (Sally) Peterson, Mosinee and Chuck (Shari) Peterson, Shiocton; and two sisters, Denise Mehring, Algonquin, Ill. and Allie (Kenneth) Andraski, Wausau.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at St. James Episcopal Church, Mosinee. The Rev. Deacon Amanda Samprey will officiate. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. Friday until time of services at the church. Beste Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Beste Funeral Home
611 3Rd St Mosinee, WI 54455
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Feb. 26, 2014