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Mildred Doris `Millie` Peterson , Age 103

April 09, 1919 --May 11, 2022

Mildred Doris "Millie" Peterson of Baraboo, WI, passed away on Wednesday May 11, 2022 at Meadow Ridge Assisted Living, having celebrated her 103rd birthday only a month before.

She was born on April 9, 1919, to parents Neil and Ella (Babbitt) Newcomb in Trempealeau, WI, where she graduated from Healy Memorial High School. She met Herman Orlando "Pete" Peterson in LaCrosse in 1941 and they were married on April 13, 1943, just days before Pete was sent to war. Millie went to live with her parents, where she had her first child, and it would be two years before she saw Pete again. They eventually moved to Baraboo where they raised their family of four. Millie and Pete were very active at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, of which they were founding members.

Millie loved being a mother and homemaker, and family was the most important thing to her. She was always prepared to host and loved for people from all over town to drop by, which they regularly did.

Millie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, Gary "Herbie" Peterson, one brother, and two sisters. She is survived by 3 children: Susan Oliver of Baraboo, Lisa Peterson of Florida, and Neil Peterson of Baraboo; 10 grandchildren: Rebecca (Bill) Foster, Stephanie (Tony) Armstrong, Ethan (Jen) Sus, Angi Ackard, Jason Dwars, Amity (Eric) Meyer, Taylor Peterson (Justin Uihlein), Brayton (Amber) Hackbarth, Jordan Peterson and Graham Peterson; 17 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, as well as nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Meadow Ridge Assisted Living for their wonderful and loving care over the past 10 years.

A memorial service will take place on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 3:00pm at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Baraboo with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. Visitation will take place from 2:00pm until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.


Penny Quandt May 14, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.God Bless you all.🙏😇❤️

Betty Krueger May 15, 2022

Knew family my Baraboo , Wisconsin

My deepest condolences to your family 🌹

Becky L Giebel May 15, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

So sorry to hear of your loss. May the peace of our Lord be with you all during this time. She was always so very friendly when I visited my mother Lyla Agema.

Karla (Maas) Vale May 16, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

I still think that "Aunt" Millie will be at the kitchen sink doing dishes when I am at my parents house, or will be out on her deck or puttering around. This wonderful woman will be missed and never forgotten.

Denise, Darin and Ella Haselhorst May 20, 2022

Friend Falls Church , Virginia

Sending heartfelt condolences. We have you all in our thoughts and prayers.