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In Memory of Cheryl Peterson


April 8, 1953 - February 9, 2019

Cheryl Louise (Erickson) Peterson, age 65, passed away on Saturday, February 9th at home, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Cheri was born on April 8, 1953, in Beloit, WI, the daughter of the late Gus E. Erickson and Dorothy J.  Polaski Erickson Grass. She graduated from Cassville High School in 1971.

She is survived by her husband, Larry D. Peterson, her children Jennifer (George II) Urban, Ryan Ley and Valerie Ley. She is also survived by Larry’s sons Marty (Lisa) Peterson, Mike Peterson and Mitch Peterson; and daughters Jennifer Peterson and Stephanie Peterson; 14 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren and her two sisters Teresa (Robert) Robertson and Patricia (Randy) Cook.

Cheri was preceded in death by her father Gus E. Erickson and her mother Dorothy J. Polaski Erickson Grass, and her only brother Thomas E. Erickson.

Funeral services for Cheryl Peterson will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 11am, at the Barnes Community Church.  Visitation will be on Saturday, at the Church from 10-11am.  Interment will be at the East Koshkonong Cemetery in Cambridge, Wisconsin after a second funeral occurs at the East Koshkonong Lutheran Church on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Casket bearers will be her grandchildren: Blake Peterson, Cody Ley, Christopher White, Forest Ley, Charlie Zeinert, Wyatt Urban, Austin Urban, and Mason Crotty.  Honorary casket bearers will be her 3 great grandchildren.   

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials made in Cheri’s name to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The family would like to thank everyone who helped her during her illness.

Forever in our hearts.


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