In Memory of Donna Peterson

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday May 5, 2019
St. Francis Catholic Church
231 West Woodworth
Ellsworth WI, 54011

Mass of Christian Burial

4:00 pm
Sunday May 5, 2019
St. Francis Catholic Church
231 West Woodworth
Ellsworth WI, 54011

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Donna Peterson, age 93, of Ellsworth, WI passed away at her home on April 30, 2019 surrounded by love. Donna was born April 14, 1926 in Trimbelle, WI to parents James and Irene (O’Connor) Harris. She was united in marriage with Leroy “Pete” Peterson on September 3, 1947.

In addition to helping run the family business, Peterson Trucking, Donna built a home where everyone was welcome. Her door was always open and “Grandma Donna’s house” served as the central hub for grandkids and great-grandkids and their friends, constantly coming and going. Always quick with an Irish smile and a freshly baked cookie, she will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Donna is survived by her seven children, Larry (Sharon) Peterson, Jane (David) Voelker, Cathy (Stan) Kemmerer, Jan (Pat) Foley, Mary (Steve) Benson, Boone (Darcy) Peterson, and Tom Peterson; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Bonnie Anderson; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy “Pete” Peterson; parents, James and Irene Harris; brother, Lamar Harris; and great-granddaughter, Jordyn Raleigh.

On Sunday, May 5th, a celebration of Donna’s life will take place at St. Francis Catholic Church, 231 W. Woodworth St. in Ellsworth. A visitation will be held at the church from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Father Jerry Harris, will take place at 4:00pm followed by burial at St. Francis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice. Services are in the care of the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth, WI. 715-273-4421

Donna's Tribute Wall

Tributes (5):

  • Jane and family,
    Your mom lived a very long life surrounded by all of you. What alot of wonderful memories you all must have. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Hugs…

  • Jane and family,
    Your mom lived a very long life surrounded by all of you. What alot of wonderful memories you all must have. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

  • What a wonderful mom. I remember going to the house to get Jane before we went to Prochs on Fri. Night. She always had a smile and didn’t mind at all people popping in even as busy as she was cooking, etc. You were all very blessed to have her for so long, but always hard to say goodbye….our sympathy.

  • What a wonderful mom! I remember going to the house to get Jane on Fri. Night before we went to Proaches. She always had a smile and didn’t mind at all people popping in even as busy as she was cooking etc. you were all.very blessed to have her for so long but always hard to say goodbye. Our sympathy to you all. Sally Nugent