Rachel Liane Peterson
2002 - 2019
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Rachel Liane Peterson

Reedsville - Rachel Liane Peterson, age 17, of Reedsville, Wisconsin, was called home to her Lord on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

She was born April 28, 2002 in Sheboygan, daughter of Daryl and Deborah (Meyer) Peterson. Rachel attended St. Gregory Catholic School, St. Nazianz, graduating 8th grade in 2016. She was currently a student at Reedsville High School. She was an Honor Roll student and was inducted into the National Honor Society her sophomore year. She was also a member of the Alpha Leo Club. Rachel loved sports, especially volleyball, basketball, and track, lettering in all three. She played Varsity volleyball, making the All-Conference 2nd Team as a junior. Rachel was a starter and captain of the Reedsville Girls Varsity Basketball Team. She ran track and achieved her goal when she qualified for state with her 4X400 relay team and set a school record. She had a gift and passion for art. That passion and her feelings came through in her work. Her pieces were chosen the last two years to be displayed at the Big East Conference art show. Rachel was a kind soul, volunteering her time at the ADD camp at Camp Sinawa. She was employed as a dietary aid with Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center. Rachel was a young woman of strong faith and was an active member of St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz and was looking forward to her confirmation.

Survivors include her parents: Daryl & Deborah Peterson, Reedsville; her much loved sisters: Alayna and Kayla Peterson; maternal grandfather: Alan Meyer, Valders; paternal grandmother: Suzanne (Vernon) Last, New Holstein; aunts and uncles: Douglas Meyer, Stillwater, MN, David (Laurel) Meyer, Manitowoc, Dianna (Robert) Niesen, Kiel, Dean (Jayne) Meyer, New Holstein, Donna DeRosa, Eau Claire, Doreen (Jon) LaMirande, New Richmond, Dawn (Donald) Smoot, Elkhart Lake, and Kim Peterson, Appleton; her cousins: Julie, Kenzie, Angela, Pamela, Joseph, Jeffrey, Laura, Joshua, Jamie, Andrea, Kate, Sasha, Aric, Alicia, Antonio, Sara, Jacob, Ethan, Jenny, and Andy, and all of their children; and Carrie and Emmett Holton, who have become family. Rachel's life was filled with many friends who she loved. She was a kind, loving, supportive, honest, and trustworthy friend. She found friends with those same traits and they and their families brought joy to her life. There are many coaches, teachers and school administrators that she has loved and respected throughout the years who have helped shape her life. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother: Gladys Meyer; paternal grandfather: James Peterson; paternal great-grandmother: Ruth Peterson; and one uncle: Michael Peterson. Rachel also lost someone she loved deeply when Jevon Lemke was taken to be with the Lord last year. They now walk hand in hand beside Jesus.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Noon on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at St. Gregory Catholic Church, 214 Church Street, St. Nazianz. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Tony Ibekwe. Rachel will be laid to rest at St. Gregory Catholic Cemetery, St. Nazianz.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2019 at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz, with a prayer service and candle light vigil to conclude the visitation at 7:00 p.m. The visitation will continue from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com

The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Rachel was an exceptional young woman, who had a knack for listening and was the friend that everyone went to. She left a lasting impact on all who had the privilege to meet her. She will be deeply missed.




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Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Jun. 29, 2019.
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July 12, 2020
She was the loveliest person I knew. So sincere and kind. I remember her devotion to God and her selflessness. She was wise beyond her years. Rachel always put others before herself and chose God's will to lead her. I was grateful to have known her. My condolences to the family and her many friends.
A Lewis
July 3, 2019
Though I don't know you nor did I know your daughter, I am deeply saddened for your loss. I have 2 adult daughters of my own. The thought of losing a child is so unconscionable. I wanted you to know I have been praying for your family and will continue to keep you in my prayers as you move forward moment by moment. I'm so glad she knew the Lord and walks with Him now in eternal peace. May the Lord wrap you in His loving arms and continue to be close to you all until you are reunited with your baby for eternity. With my deepest regrets, Christi Gottschalk
Christi Gottschalk
June 30, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your dear one.
Please take comfort from your fond memories and the
promise found at Isaiah 33:25.
L Rae
June 30, 2019
My prayers and sympathy is with the family & friends of Rachel...
I didn't have the pleasure to know Rachel but I do know her best friend, Molly. It's a sad & tragic loss..
May the Lord comfort you in this time of grieving
Becky Riesterer
June 29, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. I do not know the family, but my heart breaks for your loss.
Kim Rasmussen
June 28, 2019
Rachel truly is a gift from God. I speak in present tense because she lives on in Divine Light. The love that she has spread to so many on earth has filled our hearts and we are truly blessed! Now I must say my farewell until we can meet again. May my prayers be heard for you Deb, Daryl, Alayna, Kayla, and family.
Melissa Frost and Family
June 28, 2019
Rachel absolutely had a gift as an artist. Taking time and expanding her knowledge and understanding of a project to the absolute fullest potential possible. She was a young person overflowing with many gifts. Always a joy to see. Her engaging personality alone was a gift to all who knew her. I especially enjoyed seeing the respect for her faith grow over the years at SGS. It was clearly powerful. Daryl, Deb, Alayna and Kayla you are in my prayers and I will continue to pray for your healing through this utmost difficult time for the entire Peterson family.
Mrs. Grube (SGS)
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