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21 S. Austin Road
Janesville, WI 53548
Phone: (608) 752-2444
Fax: (608) 754-7780
Terry Peterson

Terry Melvin Peterson

Monday, April 12th, 1943 - Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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Terry M. Peterson, age 75 of Janesville died on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Mercyhealth Hospital & Trauma Center. He was born in LaCrosse, WI on April 12, 1943, the son of the late Arthur and Marian (Davidson) Peterson. Terry attended High School in Westby, WI and enlisted in the US Air Force serving until he was honorably discharged on February 2, 1961. On June 18, 1962 he married Carnita Widner and together they had four children. She predeceased him on June 17, 2013.
In his early years, Terry worked as a lineman and later worked at General Motors retiring in 1997 with over 30 years of service. Terry was a member of the UAW 95 Retirees. He enjoyed playing pool and participated in many pool tournaments. He was a diehard Green Bay Packer fan and an avid motorcycle rider. He was a very talented leather craftsman, who made belts, wallets and other leather goods. Terry was also one of the few who did embroidery by hand a talent that has long passed. Terry’s favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, spoiling them as only a grandfather can. Terry was also a very loving and witty gentleman, with a great sense of humor.
He is survived by his children: Terry Peterson, Jr., Tamie Drake, Melissa Last, and Jeffrey Peterson, Sr. all of Janesville; 8 grandchildren who he was very proud of; and 8 great-grandchildren who he adored. He is further survived by his siblings: DuWayne (Carol) Peterson of Belvidere, IL, Deanna (Dale) Stickney of Sparta, WI, Charmaine (Mike Kane) Blank of Janesville, Arthur Peterson of Sparta, WI , Robert (Tena) Peterson of Viroqua, WI, and Mary (Ron) Cottone of Janesville; and his sister-in-law: Janice Whitt of Viroqua, WI.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Whitcomb – Lynch Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Shields officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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  • Service

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 11:00am
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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    Rev. Gary Shields
  • Interment

    Oak Hill Cemetery
    1725 N. Washington St.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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Jeffrey L Peterson Jr

Posted at 10:55am
My grandpa was one of the biggest influences of my life. I should have been there more with him than I was. I love you grandpa, and I will miss you dearly. I hope you are back with Grandma. I'll see you when I get to Heaven, just meet me at the gates.

Miller family

Posted at 06:16pm
Promises of God's comfort and hope.."Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you... Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27

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Posted at 11:34am
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