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Rev. Gerald "Pastor Pete" Petersen

February 7, 1946 ~ December 1, 2018 (age 72)

Rev. Gerald “ Pastor Pete” L. Petersen, 72 of Elkhorn, WI died peacefully Saturday Morning December 1, 2018 at his residence.  He was born February 7, 1946 in Hustisford, WI.  He was the son of the late Byron and Lorraine (Wogsland) Petersen.  On August 17, 1968 in Melrose Park, IL he was united in marriage to Catherine A. Yuscka.  Rev. Petersen served as pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Spring Green, WI from 1972 until 1978 he then served for over 34 years at Sugar Creek Lutheran Church of Elkhorn, WI from 1978 until his retirement in 2012.  He was a member and Past President of the Elkhorn Rotary Club, Volunteered and served on the board of directors for Kettle Moraine Land Trust.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Cathy, Three children: Kim Petersen of New London, WI  , Matthew (Jennifer) Petersen of Kasson, MN and Nathan (Michelle) Petersen of  Oshkosh, WI, his  granddaughter, Natalie,  one brother: Ronald (Marlene) Petersen of  Muskego, WI and his brother-in-law: Andrew (Mary) Yuscka of West Dundee, IL, and by a host of other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Charles.  

Memorial service will be held 10:30 AM Friday December 14, 2018 at Sugar Creek Lutheran Church N5690 Cobblestone Road Elkhorn, WI with Rev George Gilbertson and Rev Dick Inglett officiating.  Following the service a luncheon and visitation will be held at the Monte Carlo Room 720 N. Wisconsin St. Elkhorn, WI.

Pastor Pete’s request was please no flowers; Memorials may be made to Sugar Creek Lutheran Church or the Kettle Moraine Land Trust PO Box 176 Elkhorn, WI 53121.  On-line guestbook is at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.  Arrangements were completed by Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Elkhorn, WI.


Donations may be made to:

Kettle Moraine Land Trust
PO Box 176, Elkhorn WI 53121
Tel: 1-262-949-7211

Sugar Creek Lutheran Church
N5690 Cobblestone Road, Elkhorn WI 53121


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