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November 30, 2017

   SPARTA - Edward Ivan Peterson, 85, of Sparta, WI, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home, Thursday, November 30, 2017, with his loving family by his side.

   Edward was born on the home farm on Fish Creek Ridge to Elmer and Ida (Paulson) Peterson.

   He attended Grand View School from first to eighth grade and graduated from Cashton High School in 1950. Ed was united in marriage to Ethel Marie Kerska on February 25, 1952. In 1954, they became life-long members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sparta.

   Ed’s working career encompassed a variety of jobs. From 1952-1979, he worked for Sparta Co-op Oil and Gas Co. He also worked there from 1992-1996. He and Ethel owned and operated Club 16 from 1979-1991. Every spring, ’97-2004, he worked at the Sparta Co-Op fertilizer plant. And each fall, from ’98-2007, he worked for Hableman’s Cranberry Marsh.

   Ed was very devoted to his church, Trinity Lutheran. He plowed the parking lot for 22 years; he faithfully spent every Friday in the office folding bulletins and his Sunday church attendance was extraordinary. Ed enjoyed being busy, and he was very good at it, too. When he had time to sit down, he loved watching all of the wildlife out his window from home. He was a loving father who adored his children and grandchildren and will be missed dearly.

   Ed is survived by his children, Cynthia Moseley of Sparta, WI, Christine (Scott) Erickson of Sparta, WI, Candace (Ken) Warner of Sparta, WI, and Carmen (Sherry) Peterson of Sparta, WI; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Amy (Ray) Erickson and their son, Skylar, Jason (Kris) Pulham and their children Olivia, Andre and Emmitt, Crystal (Jay) Hansen and their children Dalton and Mikahla, Adam Erickson, Ashley Bolen and her children, Madisynn, Kennedi and Landen, Dustin Warner, Makensie Peterson, and Brent (Katie) Peterson and their children, Sophia and Taylor; brothers, Don and Carol Peterson of La Crosse, WI, and Gary and Betty Peterson of Sparta, WI; sister-in-law, Donna Peterson of Rockland, WI; his dog Rosie; along with nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

   Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, in 2008; his daughter, Camilla Rose; a brother, Orrin Peterson; brothers-in-law, La Verne and Adolph Kerska.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 11:00 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sparta, WI. Pastor Mark Kvale will officiate. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Sparta, WI.

   Family and friends are invited for visitation on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home in Sparta, WI. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

   Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home of Sparta is assisting the family with arrangements. 

   On line condolences may be offered at

Torkelson Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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