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Ardell Annette Peters
Ardell Annette Peters, age 68, peacefully entered into eternal rest at her home on July 4, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer, with her family at her side. She was born January 20, 1941, the daughter of the late Edward and Frieda (Kislewski) Gavinski.
She attended St. John's Grade School and was a graduate of Menasha High School class of 1959. After graduating, Ardell was employed as a secretary to the Director of the Menasha Vocational School until her marriage to Robert J. Peters on June 15, 1963. At that time she became a full time homemaker devoted to raising her family. While her family was growing up she served in Cub Scouts, and as a Leader in Campfire Girls. She later was employed in customer service for clothing sales by Olsen's Mill Direct and Scharpfs Identity Apparel. Ardell and Robert resided in Omro for 42 years before moving to their new home on Lake Napowan in Waushara County.
Ardell is survived by her husband Robert; along with sons, Gregory (Susan) Peters, of Omro; Douglas Peters, of Winneconne; daughters, Debora (Gary) Stromberg, of Lexington, Kentucky; and Linda (Todd) Keller, of Madison. She is further survived by nine grandchildren, Steven, Nicole, and Michael Peters, Bryce Peters, Caley, Tierney, and Taylor Stromberg, and Jennifer and Cassandra Keller; sisters, Patricia LeVan and Carol (Michael) Fattor, both of Glenwood Springs, Colorado; and best friends from high school, Sally Wiese and Evonne Sprague.
Along with her parents, Ardell was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Daniel LeVan.
Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Mass for Ardell will be held on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 228 Church Ave., Redgranite, with Rev. Joseph Mattern and Karen Nesbit officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Redgranite. A Visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday, July 12 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home, Winneconne, where a Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass.
Special thanks for the care and attention given by Dr. Anthony Phillips, Daisy Boehm, and Ardell's "chemo girls", Chris and Becky, and to Sally and staff at Riverside Medical Center. The family also wishes to thank the ThedaCare at Home staff for their compassionate care; and Fr. Joseph Mattern, Karen Nesbit, and Audrey Klamrowski of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Redgranite for their prayers and support, and for all who sent cards and well wishes throughout the year.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
May almighty God, The all-loving God, The all-forgiving God bestow upon you peace and tranquility now and for all eternity. May the gentle hands of His son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit be your guide along the footpath to His Kingdom,
Your Loving Husband
Mueller Funeral Home
904 E. Main St. P.O. Box 250
Winneconne, WI 54986
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jim lewis firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on July 12, 2009
sorry debbie, hope you remember me, i know family is important, and i am sure this is going to be hard, but i know you will be strong. love always, jim
Dan and Janet Schneider wrote on July 9, 2009
Bob and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your wife and mother.
Pat (Remmel) La Valle wrote on July 8, 2009
Carol,I was so very sorry to hear about your sister's passing. Please accept my condolences at this very sad time. Our prayers are with you and the entire family. I have many fond memories from our childhood and teen years as neighbors and friends. Sincerely, Pat
Evans Family, Madison wrote on July 8, 2009
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in your memories and solace that she is at peace. Chloe, Kerry and Lora Evans.
Susan Griffith, M.D. wrote on July 7, 2009
Deb -- So sorry to hear of your mother's death. Please know that the thoughts and prayers of all of us here at work are with you! Love, Susan
Thomas and Lynn Van Buskirk wrote on July 7, 2009
To Ardells family. I am deeply sadden by the passing of your dear wife, mother, and friend. I too will miss her in every way. God has recieved on of the very best, and I will remember always the most kind and compassinate person ever put on this earth.
Joyce & Jim Thomas wrote on July 7, 2009
Our condolences to you and your family, Bob. We are so sorry to hear of Ardell's passing. She was a great person and always had a welcome smile and good conversation. We now will remember her with our great memories. With our sympathy, Joyce and Jim