In Memory of Dennis Peterson


4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 10, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton St., Baldwin, WI


11:00 a.m. Friday, August 11, at Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ, 1001 Birch Dr., Roberts, WI

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Dennis Jay Peterson, age 64, passed away on August 6 at the Westfields Hospital in New Richmond. Dennis was born on January 13, 1953, the son of Arthur and Dorothy (Fern) Peterson in New Richmond, WI. He graduated from St. Croix Central High School and went on to the District One Technology Institute in Eau Claire to receive his Associates degree in Accounting in 1974. Dennis became an accountant and worked for the St. Croix County Government Center for thirty-five years. Throughout his work he became connected with many individuals in the county, and established lasting friendships from his career.

Dennis was well-connected with others and had a humble and gracious demeanor. Thoughtful in his ways, he would often go out of his way to check in on neighbors and say hello. He brought much joy and laughter to those around him. Dennis was a true outdoorsman; he thoroughly enjoyed being surrounded by nature and was at peace whenever he was hunting, fishing, or simply absorbing the sights and sounds of the wilderness. Dennis had a profound appreciation for photography; he was able to capture his love for the outdoors with vivid pictures of wildlife and scenery.

Dennis will remain in the hearts of his sisters, Debbie Peterson of Roberts, WI, Cheryl Moe (Rocky) of Baldwin, WI, and Barbara Martinson of Ocala, FL; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives, former coworkers and countless friends. A special thank you to uncle Kenny and aunt Mary and their family, as well as Jeff and Sherri Lewis, and the entire Lewis family for their loving care and support of Dennis. He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Dorothy Peterson.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 4-7 on Thursday, August 10, at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton St., Baldwin, WI, as well as one hour prior to the service at church. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 11, at the Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ, 1001 Birch Dr., Roberts. Interment to be held at Warren Cemetery in Roberts..

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Tributes (7):

  1. So sorry to hear of Dennis’ passing. I have so many fond memories of things we did together growing up – skateboarding, riding bikes, playing in Little League – just being kids. He truly was an inspiration – kind and caring no matter what. He will be missed by those lucky enough to have had the opportunity to meet him and call him a friend.

  2. I Have so Many Fond memories of Dennis growing up. he was one of my favorite cousins I Remember many times at Gramdma Ferns house for a get-together he would always say that he wanted to buy me. As we all got older and Grandma passed away. we grew apart but I will always remember him. and all of my Fern cousins Love Carla Jean Fern Thomas

  3. Dennis was our neighbor for a number of years. He would stop over and we could visit for hours. He truly will be missed. R.I.P.

  4. Very sorry to hear. I have many fond memories of Dennis at the government center. He always took time to chat, always upbeat and glad to hear what was going on in your world. Would visit us in the 911 center often. A very nice man.

  5. I worked with Dennis in the Administration Suite at the County. He was a wonderful guy who helped you learn and grow. He always had a smile and witty comment for you. I so enjoyed seeing him come in to visit even after he retired. What a wonderful man he was. Now you can watch over us from above. Rest in peace Dennis. My sympathies to Dennis’ family. God will carry you through this.

  6. I was blessed to work with Dennis at St. Croix County for 7 years. During that time and the 9 years after I found he was a man of true beliefs and a kind heart. He lived and loved life to the fullest, and embraced those he cared about every single day. This world won’t be the same with out him, but heaven is even brighter since his passing. Anyone who came to really know Dennis, grew to admire his strength and attitude about life! God Bless you Dennis! My deepest sympathies to your family! Holding you all in prayer.

  7. Anyone who was lucky enough to meet Dennis was truly blessed, as he was such a wonderful person, and a beautiful soul. He had the best additude about life., and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
    God Bless you Dennis.
    My heart goes out to you Debbie, your family, your sisters and their families. Keeping you all in prayers💕