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Janice L. Peterson

April 1, 1940 ~ May 20, 2022 (age 82)


Janice L. Peterson, 82, passed away Friday, May 20, 2022 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau.

She was born April 1, 1940 in Fairchild, daughter of the late George and (Celia Smith) Gorkowski.  On February 17, 1961 she married Leonard Peterson in Mainz, Germany.  He preceded her in death on July 13, 2015.

Janice was involved in her community in Holcombe, volunteering at the local food bank.  She preferred being outdoors and enjoyed living on the lake.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and attending their activities.

Survivors include her children, Greg (Jan) Peterson and Lynn (Mike) Conley; grandchildren, Alex, Kevin and Lauren; siblings, Marcella (Lee) Pinson, LeRoy (Carol) Gorkowski, Richard (Stephanie) Gorkowski, Bobby, Kenny and Danny Gorkowski.

Besides her parents and husband, Leonard, she was preceded in death by sisters, Betty and Eileen and brother, Duane.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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