Carol B. Peterson, age 94, of Grantsburg passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
Carol was born in Grantsburg on May 19, 1926 to Carl and Clara Hanson (nee Biederman). She lived on the farm in Wood River township near Alpha by Big Wood Lake in the early years. Her father passed away when she was age 11 which was difficult, but the family worked together to stay on the farm. They were a close-knit family.
Carol was confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church and graduated from Grantsburg High School in 1944. She went to college at Polk County Normal and became a teacher and taught for eight years in the Grantsburg area.
Carol married Carl A. Peterson on Aug. 30, 1952 at the English Lutheran Church in Grantsburg. To this family four children were born; David, Janet, Marilyn and Dale. The family was fortunate to adopt a fifth child, Scott, a few years later.
Carol was a Bible study leader and Sunday school teacher at Trinity Lutheran Church and later at Calvary Covenant Church. The family was honored to be named Wisconsin Farm Family of the Year in the 1960s.
Carol was known as an excellent cook who loved being in the kitchen. She lived out her life knowing the Lord Jesus Christ until her life on earth was done and went to be with the Lord, a life’s race well run and lived for her Savior.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl A. Peterson on Sept. 20, 1997; her son, David on March 6, 2003; her infant grandson, Adam; and siblings Clarence Johnson, Vernon Johnson, Marion Johnson, Evelyn Jorgenson, Noble Hanson and Dorothy Jones.
She is survived by her brother, Earl Hanson, and her children; Janet Peterson, Marilyn (Paul) Huskamp, Dale Peterson, Scott (Debra) Peterson; seven grandchildren; Beth (David) Thompson, Nathan Huskamp, Matt Peterson, Bryan (Becky) Peterson, Amanda (Shane England) Peterson, Isaac Peterson, Carolyn (Connor) Myers; several great grandchildren; Malachi, Savannah and Soren Thompson, David and Elliot Peterson; along with another great grandchild due July 2020. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 1 p.m. (visitation 12-1 p.m.) at Calvary Covenant Church in Alpha with Pastor Scott Sagle officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Grantsburg. Pallbearers were Matt Peterson, Nathan Huskamp, Bryan Peterson, Isaac Peterson, Shane England, Connor Myers, and Honorary Pallbearer David G. Thompson.
There was a visitation held on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 4-6 p.m. at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Grantsburg.
Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Grantsburg. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com.