Dorothy Belle Peterson

Dorothy Belle Peterson

Dorothy Belle Peterson, age 93, of Big Flats, Wisconsin passed away Friday, February 02, 2024 at home.

Memorial services will be 3:00 on March 2, 2024 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Big Flats, Wisconsin. Pastor Gloria Stubitsch will officiate. Visitation will be 2:00 until the time of service.

Interment will be at the Niebull Cemetery at a later date.

Dorothy was born October 05, 1930 in Poskin, Wisconsin to Talmer and Hope (McKee) Severson. She married Herbert LeRoy Peterson on June 20, 1953 in Nekoosa, Wisconsin.

Dorothy enjoyed reading, traveling, sewing, gardening, cooking, canning, and music.

Dorothy was a member of Adams-Friendship School Board, Association for Exceptional Children, Zion Lutheran WELCA, Adams County Historical Society and a 4-H leader.

Dorothy was always happiest doing for others. She devoted much time and energy sewing quilts and gathering supplies for Lutheran World Relief Infant Care Kits, organizing and leading a 4-H club and being a project leader, volunteering at school and Head Start, teaching boater safety courses, and advocating for educational services for disabled children. She did this all while helping run a farm and provide a warm and loving home for her husband and five children.

Memorials may be directed in Dorothy’s memory to Zion Lutheran Church.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents: Talmer and Hope Severson; and husband, Herbert LeRoy Peterson.

Survivors include his daughters: Kathy Peterson, Peggy (Roy) Werner, Susan (Tom) Seegert; sons: Thomas (Bev) Peterson & Peter Peterson; grandchildren: Tammy (Nate) Sunderlage, Megan (Adam) Passo, Michele Seegert, Cortney Johnston, Alex Peterson, Tyler Peterson & Latashia Cressy; several great-grandchildren, and nieces & nephews.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Janet Costigan( York) says:

    Pete, Tom and family my thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. Sorry for your loss.

  2. Rick H. Falk says:

    Sending my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. Dorothy led by example. You should be proud to follow in her footsteps. I have memories of spending time on your farm getting into all sorts of mischief. Freshly baked bread. Roller skating parties with transportation in a green Ford van. You should also feel proud of yourselves for all the great care you gave your mother. She wanted to be surrounded by her loving family in her final years, and you made that happen. God bless you all.

  3. Dick and Marj Colby says:

    We send heartfelt condolences in Dorothy’s passing. She was a caring person and will truly be missed.

  4. Myrna Diemert says:

    Peggy, so sorry for the passing of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Heather Hilson (formerly Smith) says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you in my thoughts.

  6. Kathleen M Challoner says:

    To Kathy and family. My condolences on the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you.

  7. Carol Schanke says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  8. Lenna Hamilton says:

    Very sorry for your families loss. My condolences to you all.

  9. Rita Riedel says:

    Our prayers and love is being sent to all the family, Dorothy had the most lovely smile and always willing to visit, she will be missed by all that knew her.

  10. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Peterson family at this sad time.

  11. Rushell Moyer says:

    My deepest sympathy to you all. Your mom was a wonderful lady.

  12. Linda Widmar says:

    Peggy and Kathy and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories and keep them close to your heart.

  13. Lori Ward says:

    So sorry for your families loss

  14. AnnMarie Myren says:

    Joe and I are so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She had a smile that could light up a room and we always enjoyed talking to her at church and pancake suppers. May you find comfort from God, family and friends. Joe and AnnMarie Myren

  15. Jodie Woodruff says:

    Tom, Pete and family. I am so sorry for your loss. What an amazing life you all had with her and growing up! I remember being out at the farm and I remember Tom and Peter always being supportive by their interests and passions – what a testament to your mom!

  16. Ron and Laurie Leach says:

    We are so sorry for your loss of Dorothy. We will miss her. She always made us laugh! She sure had a fun and loving personality! I am happy she is with Herb. They loved each other so much. love, Ron and Laurie Leach

  17. Jodi Lecy Helgeson says:

    Dorothy was always so supportive to her community and her family. My sympathy to you all.

  18. Peg Lecy says:

    I’m so sorry on your loss. May God family and friends comfort you