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Dorothy M. Peterson

Dorothy M. Peterson, 96, of Ellison Bay passed away on November 12, 2013. She was born April 15, 1917 to Charles and Amanda Anderson

On October 19, 1935 she married Percy Peterson at Trinity Lutheran Church. Dorothy graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL. She also attended Badger Business College in Green Bay. She then worked for Anderson Transportation Co. and Cedar Grove Cottages, both owned by her father. She also worked several years at the Door Reminder.

Dorothy was involved in church music all of her life, being in Junior and Senior Choirs and an organist for 30 years until rheumatoid arthritis took over. She was a lifelong member of Trinity / Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her children, Cindy, Jim, Kathy and Charles; grandchildren, Mark, Michael, Kelly, Robyn, and Mitchell; great- grandchildren, Alexander, Trevor, Payton, Emily, Abby, Austin, Ashley, Caden, Kami, and Calla; sister-in-law, Bernice Anderson; and several nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Percy; sisters, Ruby and Pearl; brother, Robert and infant brother, Clyde; and sons-in-law, Wayne and Ace. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dorothy's name may be directed to Unity Hospice – 2366 Oak Ridge Circle – De Pere, WI 54115 or Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church.

Memorial Service will be held at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, WI on Saturday November 30, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until time of service.

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