Monday, April 26, 2010

Virginia L. Peterson

Virginia L. “Ginny” (nee: Scheiden) Peterson, 85, passed away on Monday April 26, 2010, at Hospice Alliance. Ginny was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 8, 1924, the daughter of Nicholas and Marie (nee: Zigrand) Scheiden.

“City girl from Chicago meets farm boy from Racine.” Ginny was united in marriage to LeRoy Peterson on November 20, 1943, in Racine. She was a riveter for Douglas Aircraft during World War II.  Ginny was most proud of being a homemaker, wife and mother. She loved their vacation home in Wautoma, enjoyed traveling to Florida and especially to Arizona where they had their winter home, which they enjoyed for 10 years.

Ginny enjoyed square dancing, playing cards and was an avid Green  Bay Packer fan. Ginny loved her “Get Togethers” at the “Lodge,” sitting in the sun by the pond, watching her great-grandkids playing and swimming.  Her pretty white hair, bright blue eyes and big smile will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Ginny is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, LeRoy; and their children, Sharon and her husband, Gene Stollenwerk, Dennis and his wife Susan Peterson, Gary and his wife Lynn Peterson and Wayne and his wife, Carrie Peterson: grandchildren, Jeff and his wife, Laura Stollenwerk, Greg and his wife, Megan Stollenwerk, Christopher Peterson, Pamela Peterson and Mandy Peterson; great-grandkids, Chase Stollenwerk, Jillian Stollenwerk, Jackson Stollenwerk and baby boy on the way in July.

She is further survived by her beloved pets, Teddy, Kiki and Kissy.  Also by other relatives and many wonderful friends including Lettie, Cliff, Kathy, Richard and other friends from McDonalds and Burger King.

Ginny was preceded in death by her parents; great-grandson, Jonathan Stollenwerk in June of 2007; and eight sisters and brothers.

Memorial services will be held at Sturino Funeral Home on Friday April 30, 2010, at 7 p.m.  In a private ceremony Ginny will be laid to rest at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. There will be a visitation at Sturino Funeral Home on Friday evening before services from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice Alliance, 10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd., Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158 or to Countryside Humane Society, 2706 Chicory Rd., Racine, WI 53403 have been suggested.

Ginny’s family would like to extend a very special thank you to Hospice Alliance for their kind and loving care given to our mom during her illness.

Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine  262-632-4479

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