By Paul Schmitt
An iconic shipbuilder and philanthropist from Door County is being remembered in the Sturgeon Bay community this week. Ellsworth Peterson, 94, passed away last Wednesday. Peterson was Chair of Peterson Builders in Sturgeon Bay which was known globally for building naval and private ships. He and his wife Carla were instrumental in the two Door County YMCA program centers being built in the late 1990’s. President and CEO Tom Beerntsen says the state-of-the-art facilities would not have been possible without the Peterson’s generosity.
Funeral Services for Ellsworth Peterson will be held next Friday, May 18 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. You can find complete details and the obituary from Huehns Funeral Home below.
Ellsworth L. Peterson, 94, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Ron Colombo and Fr. Robert Stegmann officiating. Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and at the church, Friday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.
A complete obituary will be available in the near future.