Elaine Peotter, formerly of Kaukauna, passed away at a Green Bay Hospital on Monday, September 27, 2021. Elaine was born in Kaukauna on May 12, 1938, daughter of the late Cornelius and Anna (Wimberger) Kersten.
Elaine was caring, kind, and generous woman who was loved by all. She enjoyed spending time in the kitchen baking, preparing Sunday family dinners, and making Christmas goodies. She had fun with her grands having sleepovers with popcorn, playing board games, and just spending time with them. For Elaine, her family was everything. But she did have other loves: Green bay Packers, embroidery, writing poems, playing volleyball, pets of all kinds, visiting rummage sales, and holiday decorating.
She was a hard working woman, yet had a great sense of humor and was generally sassy. Everyone loved that about her.
Survivors include her four loving children: Lori Sharpe of Green Bay, Thomas (Leslie) Peotter of Kaukauna, Shelly (Jeff) Jentz of Appleton, and Jennifer (fiancé Mike Davis) Peotter of Appleton. There are also nine grandchildren: Lindsay (Joseph) Brittnacher, Sarah Rolfes, Brittnee (Jamison) Junior, Kyle (Mariah) Peotter, Tristin (Jessica) Peotter, Kameron (Molly) Schoen, Zachary (Olivia) Schoen, Marissa (Eric) Tennessen, and Cole (fiancée Mia Leeson) Jacobs; sixteen great-grandchildren, three siblings: Jim (Delores) Kersten, Lois Scharenbrock, and Margaret Collins, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandchildren Courtney and Jarrett, ten brothers and sisters, and her special friend David.
The funeral liturgy for Elaine will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 1, 2021, at St. Katharine Drexel Parish – St. Mary’s Church, located at 119 W 7th Street in Kaukauna, with Fr. Donald Everts officiating. Interment will take place at St. Mary Cemetery at a later date. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the church on Friday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the church.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to the ICU staff at Aurora Bay Care Hospital, especially Matt and Sara. We will never forget your kindness and compassion.