Diane B. Peterson

Diane B. Peterson, 78, of Greenfield passed away Thur. March 7,
2013 at Ruth Hospice House in West Allis. She was born on July 13, 1934 in
Milwaukee, the daughter of Richard and Elsie Buege Nicols. Diane was a 1951
graduate of West Divison High School. She married Harold E. Peterson on July 25,
1953 in Milwaukee. They made their home first in Brookfield and later on 97th
and National Avenue. In 1977 Diane graduated from MATC with a degree in
accounting, which she treasured because she received it at the same time her
daughter Gianna graduated from MATC. Upon retirement Harold and Diane traveled
extensively and were snowbirds in Florida for over 20 years. Diane loved her
family. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, plastic canvas, cribbage, and bingo.
She was generous and yet loved a bargain. She was a member of St. Stephens the
Martyr Lutheran Church, Wilson Senior Center and the Red Hats. Survivors include
her daughter Gianna Wachholz and her husband Paul Ehlert of Fond du Lac, one son
Brian (Jennifer) Peterson of Minneapolis, MN, 5 grandchildren: Carissa (Kurt)
Ewald of Ripon, Alyssa (Brian Nelson) Wachholz, of Kaukauna and Melissa Wachholz
of Green Lake, Henning and Soren Peterson and 2 great granddaughters Ellie and
Quinn Ewald, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. She was
preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold in 2002, an infant
daughter, 4 sisters: Gene Palmer, Grace Chindamo, Shirley Geisler and Vivian
Chipowski and 2 brothers: Richard and Howard Nicols. Memorial services will be
held Saturday Mar. 16th at 2:30 PM at St. Stephen the Martyr Lutheran Church. At
6101 S. 51st Street Greenfield with Rev. Gail Brodersen-Heins officiating.
Friends may call at the church from 1:30 until 2:30 PM. Memorials are
appreciated to St. Stephen the Martyr Lutheran Church. Twohig Funeral Home Fond
du Lac is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences at