Ruth Peterson, Janesville (1931 - 2013)
March 5, 1931 - February 9, 2013
Ruth Peterson, age 81, of Janesville, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2013, in her home. She was born March 5, 1931, to the late Carl and Irene (Kaul) Paulson in Delavan, WI. She graduated from Delavan High School, class of 1949. Ruth married Leon E. “Bud” Peterson on Sept. 7, 1952, in Delavan. He preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 1999. She was a longtime member of Jefferson Prairie Lutheran Church. Ruth worked at Neighbors Nursing Home in Clinton, the Clinton High School and Bergamot’s Brass Works in Delavan. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching and seasonal decorating. Ruth loved her family and cherished time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
Ruth is survived by her three children: Phillip (Carol) Peterson of Beloit, Wendell Peterson of Janesville, and Trudy (Mark) Swanson of Oregon, IL; eight grandchildren: Kaleena (Josh) Kirkpatrick, Courtney Peterson, Cory Peterson, Ross Peterson, Johnathan Swanson, Jason Swanson, Amanda (Brent) Robinson and Tawny Young; eleven great-grandchildren: Sebastian, Savannah, Scarlett, Robert, Julieanna, Justin, Dominic, Malakye, Kwavion, James Brayden and Ahryanna; and her brother, Robert Paulson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leon; her brother, Jack Paulson; her sister, Marion (George) Johnson; and her grandson, Justin.
Ruth’s Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at JEFFERSON PRAIRIE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 23184 Bergen Road, Poplar Grove, IL, with Pastor Thomas G. Groth officiating. Friends will be received Friday at CHURCH from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will follow in the Jefferson Prairie Cemetery. A memorial is being established in Ruth's name. Please share a memory or a condolence with the Peterson family on our website.
BRIAN MARK Funeral Homes
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