Fay "Pete" P. Petersen

Born: Sun., Apr. 21, 1935
Died: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 08, 2017
Location: Scheuermann-Hammer Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Nov. 09, 2017
Location: United Covenant Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Nov. 09, 2017
Location: United Covenant Church

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Fay “Pete” Petersen,  age 82 of Baldwin, WI, formerly of Clear Lake, died on Sunday November 5, 2017 at the Baldwin Care Center in Baldwin, WI.

Fay Payne “Pete” Petersen was born on April 21, 1935 in Hayward, MN, the son of Charles & Florence (Payne) Petersen.   He grew up at the Cozy Nest Resort on Long Lake  near Sarona, WI  before moving with his family to Amery, WI.   Pete then moved to Clayton, WI and graduated from Clayton High School.   He joined the US Marine Corps in 1956, serving as a radio technician and was honorably discharged in 1958.  Pete was married to Kathryn Lillie on June 27, 1962 in Waukegan, Ill and together raised 5 children, Darrell, Kay, Kimberly, & Dawn, & step daughter, Debra.  Over the years, Pete and Kathryn made their home in Milwaukee, WI, Stillwater, Fairmont, & Lakeville, MN, with several years in Mitchell, SD, Barron, Hillsdale, Shell Lake, Turtle Lake, and Clear Lake,  WI.   During this time he worked various jobs as an engineer in the field of plastics, setting up a company called Thermoset Plastics in Mitchell, SD and later working with Hartzell’s in Turtle Lake.  In addition to his work in plastics, Pete also enjoyed buying out storage sheds and having large Flea Markets in St. Croix Falls and Shell Lake.  He was a youth leader at the gun club in Mitchell, SD, a Boy Scout leader, a member of the Lions Club, and drove school bus and served on the volunteer Fire Department in Turtle Lake, WI.   In his spare time, he enjoyed watching NASCAR and raced stock cars on the dirt tracks around Western, WI.   Pete was also an avid Green Bay Packer fan, was a "Professional" Wii Bowler and loved his little dog companion Lilli.   After Kathryn’s death in 2013, Pete moved to Baldwin, WI.   He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.  

Pete is preceded in death by his;  wife, Kathryn;  parents, Charles & Florence Petersen;
brother,  Myrl Petersen,     & sister, Phyllis Hanson

Survived by

Daughters & Son
Darrell Petersen   -  Turtle Lake, WI
Kay (Pat) White -  Fridley, MN
Kimberly (Brian) Harstad  -  New Richmond, WI
Dawn (Kevin) Dix  -  Hammond, WI

Step Daughter
Debra (Joe) Appel  -  Luck, WI

Kate & Chance ,  Nicole & Corey , Kellen & Brianna,
Ian & Taylor,  Jeremy, Jeffrey & Paul ‘

Great Grandchildren
Paige, Brooklyn & Morgan, Haley & Maya, & Ayden , & Xavior

His Dog -  Lilli

Many Relatives, Family & Friends

Funeral Service  -  Thursday at 11am, November 9, 2017 at  the United Covenant Church,
Clear Lake, WI

Clergy  -  Pastor Dan Pearson   Music  -  Margaret Peterson

Casketbearers  -  Dave Frisby, Bob Hanson, Jim Hanson, Rich Hanson, Tyler Hutchins, & Dan Pearson

Military Honors  -  All Clear Lake Area Veterans Honor Guard

Interment  -  Clear Lake Cemetery,  Clear Lake, WI

Scheuermann Funeral Home in Clear Lake handled the arrangements

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Melissa Bradway
   Posted Wed November 08, 2017

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   Posted Wed November 08, 2017

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Dean and Cindy Williams
   Posted Wed November 08, 2017
Godspeed Grampa Clown! Thanks for the memories!

Sue Mattson
   Posted Wed November 08, 2017
To my dear cousins: Reading Uncle Pete's list of all the places he lived reminds me of how "traveled" Grandma and Grandpa Petersen were in their married life.....seems he inherited some of that restlessness and sense of adventure.

Life will be different, for sure, without him here on earth, where you can see him and physically touch him, yet you need to know you will never be without him. His voice (good or bad, booming or gentle) will be in your thoughts , his legacy on this earth is each of you, and you will carry on knowing that he did not leave his Mom, Dad, and siblings behind. He brought up the rear. This, dear cousins, leaves you each to find your new normal; continue to make him and your Mom proud.

Love you all.

   Posted Thu November 09, 2017
Sorry to hear of Pete,s passing. I visited Pete a few years ago when he resided at River Bend in Amery. I was working through Interfaith Caregivers. Pete and I had many great visits as we both were involved with cars. Pete was a race car driver and I just enjoy old cars. It was always a joy to visit with him. He often talked about a short trip to an Amery car show with my 1941 Plymouth.
He always had coffee and leaves me with many good memories.

Jen & Tom Buchholz (Jen Carlson)
   Posted Thu November 09, 2017
We are so very sorry to hear of Pete's passing. He was a very kind man. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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