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Wyatt Peterson

April 26, 2006 ~ November 13, 2021 (age 15)


Wyatt Peterson, beloved son of Sheridan and Trisha Peterson, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021 in Wausau, Wisconsin. Loved by all who knew him, Wyatt shared the light of his goodness and kindness with those around him all through his 15-year mortal journey on the earth.


Wyatt was an immense blessing to his family from the very day he was miraculously brought into his parents' lives at barely 6 months of age.  Wyatt was born on April 26, 2006 where his grandparents began raising him. His brave grandmother, grandfather, and birth mother sought a better life for Wyatt (and his brother Gavin, who is just one year older).  God used Lee Peterson, who would eventually become their new grandfather, to play the role of matchmaker to bring these two precious baby boys to Sheridan and Trisha. For years they had longed to have children to love, nurture, and raise up unto the Lord, and they were sealed as an eternal family in the Mesa, Arizona Temple on June 9th, 2007. A couple years later, Gavin and Wyatt were blessed with a special little sister, Kaylee, who is loved dearly by her two big brothers.


Wyatt loved people and loved being around them. He cared deeply about their feelings. He was compassionate, thoughtful, and champion of the underdog. He had a competitive spirit and was a natural athlete. He loved sports and recreation including football, wrestling, running, boxing, basketball, ultimate frisbee and fishing. He always enjoyed hanging out with his family in the game room--watching movies and sports, and wrestling with his dad and his brother.  He was a prankster and loved to make people laugh.


Wyatt loved his extended family and enjoyed spending time with them so much that when given the choice between going to Disneyland or going to a family campout, he chose the family campout!  He also enjoyed staying connected with his out-of-state cousins by playing video games and chatting with them online. 


Wyatt's parents, brother, sister, grandparents, 12 aunts, 12 uncles, 116 cousins, and many friends already miss him terribly. Although we feel a huge hole in our hearts, we know that Wyatt is in the Savior's watchful, loving care, and we are so grateful to know that families are forever through God's plan. We will forever treasure the 15 years we were blessed with Wyatt's physical presence on the earth, and gratefully acknowledge that he will continue to be with us spiritually throughout our lives.


The funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 3 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 5406 Rib Mountain Dr, Wausau, WI 54401.


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Funeral Service
November 20, 2021

3:00 PM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
1200 Fern Lane
Rib Mountain, WI 54401

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