October 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI –Thomas “Tom” Peterson, 80, of West Bend, formerly of Fredonia, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, October 11, 2019.
Tom was born in Milwaukee on November 6, 1938. He was a dedicated, lifelong employee of Tecumseh Products in Grafton for 46 years. After retiring he and his wife Claire moved to the Town of West Bend where he enjoyed tinkering on many projects around his home and cottages. His greatest joys were his family and spending time with his many dear friends on Big Cedar Lake.
Those Tom leaves behind to cherish his memory include is loving wife Claire; two daughters, Diana Brunner of Random Lake, Bobbie Jo (Tom) Paulus of Fillmore; two step children, Kristine (John Slattery) Kuesel and Steven (Julie) Kuesel, both of Glendale; eleven grandchildren, Shawn(Angie) Brunner, Brian (Crystal) Brunner, Scott (Liz) Brunner, Stacey (Dustin) Cline, Mitch (Whitney) Paulus, Joe Paulus, Valerie (fiancé Henry Halling) Paulus, Laura (Matt Appleby) and Jack (Abby Mydlowski) Slattery, Ryan and Matthew Kuesel ; fourteen great grandchildren; siblings, Hazel (Timm) Bublitz of Madison, Roger Peterson of Las Vegas, and Jerry (Gail) Peterson of West Bend; sister-in-law, Dorothea (Richard) Barsness of Bethlehem, PA; former wife, Jean (Marvin) Dickmann of Fredonia; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Norma Peterson; his son Jeff Peterson; his brother, Wayne Peterson; and sister-in-law, Pamela Peterson.
A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at the Union Cemetery in Port Washington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to a charity of your choice is appreciated by the family.
A special thank you to the nurses and staff of Allay Home & Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion.