Laurie Hephner-Peterson (1963 - 2012)

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Hephner-Peterson, Laurie L.

Laurie Lee Hephner-Peterson, age 49 of 340 7th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids, died Thursday, December 20, 2012 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. The family will greet relatives and friends at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, burial will take place at a later date in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Laurie was born July 26, 1963 in Wisconsin Rapids to the late Jay and Virginia (Schroeder) Hephner. She married Don Peterson in December 1990 in Illinois. She was employed as a CNA at River Cities Estates in Wisconsin Rapids. She enjoyed camping, fishing, collecting frogs and Buddha statues.

Laurie is survived by her sister Lindy (Chris) Pataska of Wisconsin Rapids, brothers; Jim (Mag) Hephner of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Jerry (significant other - Linda) Hephner of Nekoosa, WI, Andy Hephner of Wausau, WI, step-children Dustin and Ben Peterson of Rockford, IL, many nieces and nephews and special cousin Dan (significant other - Rhonda) Schroeder of Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, brother Robert Hephner, nephew Matt Hephner and by the late Don Peterson.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dan and Rhonda for their love and care for Laurie in her time of need and also to Ministry Home Care Hospice for their excellent care given to Laurie.


Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Dec. 24, 2012
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