Lois Rae Peterson, Evansville, WI (1929 - 2014)
April 18, 1929 - January 9, 2014
Lois Rae Peterson, age 84, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Nazareth Health and Rehabilitation, Stoughton. She was born on April 18, 1929, in Brooklyn, WI, the daughter of Elmer and Louise (Schwartz) Thompson. Lois married William B. Flynn, and they owned Flynn's Bar in Brodhead, from 1958 until 1963. William preceded Lois in death in 1968. She married Pete Peterson on June 24, 1974, and they owned and operated Pete's Inn in Evansville, from 1974 until 1997. Pete preceded Lois in death on March 18. 1993. She enjoyed dancing, listening to music, cooking and bowling. Lois loved socializing with everyone, and she had a great sense of humor and will be missed. She was employed at APCO manufacturing for several years.
Lois is survived by her children: Linda (Gary Topp) Church of Evansville, Shirley (Victor Beggs) Sauer of Janesville, Steve Flynn of Evansville; her grandchildren: Bret Church, Todd (Lisa) Sauer, Eric (Shawna) Sauer, Matt (Jamie) Sauer, Jenny Flynn, Julie Flynn; a granddaughter-in-law, Robin Milbrandt; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Queenie Arndt of Oregon; two nephews, Larry (Sheri) Arndt and Terry (Jill) Arndt. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, William and Pete; a brother, Maurice; a granddaughter, Stacy Flynn; a grandson, Brad Church.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at WARD-HURTLEY FUNERAL HOME, Evansville, with Reverend Michael Moon of St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church Belleville officiating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery Albany. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home on Sunday. Condolences may be expressed at Wardhurtley.com