1944 Joan 2012

Joan M. Peterson

May 20, 1944 — May 13, 2012

Joan Peterson, age 67, passed away at the Appleton Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. Joan was born in Shawano on May 20, 1944, daughter of the late Lawrence and Velma (Suehring) Pringnitz. She was a graduate of the Tigerton High School, and on May 27, 1967 married Art Peterson at Split Rock. Joan will be remembered for the many years of childcare that she provided to young parents, and for her love of quilting, crocheting, crafts, cooking, playing cards, and bingo. She also loved to socialize with friends and spend time with her family. Her church and her Lord were dear to her, and as a member of Grace Lutheran in Appleton, she was very active in many groups there, including their sewing club, and bible study.

Joan is survived by her husband: Art Peterson of Appleton; three children: Jill (Ken) Hayden of Rice Lake, Alan Peterson of Appleton, and Jason Peterson of Northfield, Minnesota; three grandchildren: Corey Hayden, Hope Johnson, and Zane Baker. There are also several brothers and sisters: Dennis (Sue) Pringnitz, Janice (Conrad) Ecker, Larry (Jane) Pringnitz, John (Donna) Pringnitz, Steve (Joanne) Pringnitz, and Karen (Doug) Seefeldt; three brothers-in-law: Fred Peterson, Lawrence (Darlene) Peterson, and Ray (Elaine) Peterson; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, two infant sons, her in-laws Andrew and Edna Peterson, a sister-in-law Geraldine Peterson, a brother-in-law Andy (Laverna) Peterson, and a nephew Gary Pringnitz.

A memorial service for Joan will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 900 North Mason Street in Appleton, with Rev. Judy Deckert officiating. Friends may call at the church from 2:00 PM until the time of the service.

Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920 739 1231

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