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Beverly "Bev" Peterson

Beverly "Bev" Peterson

November 4, 2019

Beverly K. “Bev” Peterson, 68, of Bloomer, passed away Monday, November 4, 2019, at home with her husband at her side following a long battle with lung cancer.

Bev was born August 2, 1951, in Eau Claire, WI, the daughter of Erwin and Martha (Jacot) Wathke. She attended grade school in Brackett, WI, and graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School in 1969. On October 9, 1971, Bev married Robert A. Peterson at Zion Lutheran Church in Cleghorn, WI.

From 1982-1988, Bev and Bob ran Prince’s Resort on Cornell Lake. After running the resort, Bev worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in dietary, and later at Natural Creations in Bloomer. She was also an outstanding Homemaker.

In her spare time, Bev loved cheering on the Green Bay Packers, Badgers and the Milwaukee Brewers. She enjoyed her camper on Lake Holcombe for 25 wonderful years. The family had many memorable events there through the years. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Bev is survived by her husband of 48 years, Robert; three children, Jennifer (Richard) Parkhurst of Cornell, Thomas (Mitzie) Peterson of Eau Claire, and Tammy Peterson of Bloomer; grandchildren, John, Matthew & Nathan Parkhurst, and Shiloh Peterson; siblings, Robert Wathke of Eau Claire, Dave (Connie) Wathke of Brackett, and Judy (John) Tollefson of Janesville, WI; two sisters-in-law, Geri Wathke of Eau Claire, and Marilyn Wathke of Eau Claire; and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lois and Bernice; three brothers, Roger, Walter, and Loren.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bloomer with Pastor Martin Halom officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer and again Monday, one hour prior to services at church. Burial will be private at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Cleghorn, WI.

Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.


Sunday, November 10 from 4-7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer and again Monday, November 11 from 10-11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bloomer.


11 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bloomer

Florist Information

Bloomer Floral - (715) 568-5600 - All flowers should be delivered to the funeral home by 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.


  • Clifford G Koehler Sorry to hear about Bev's passing. My prayers are with her family.

    November 10 at 7:42pm

  • Tim & Jody Weiss Bob & Family, we are so sorry to hear of Bev's passing. We are sorry we could not be with you today, but our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    November 10 at 1:06pm

  • John R Andersen Tom and family: We were informed of your Mothers passing today. On behalf of the Hallie Firefighters Association please accept our condolences on the loss of your Mother, wife and friends of your family. Tom if there is anything we can do for you please let us know. Again our sincere sympathy.

    Hallie Firefighters Association.

    November 10 at 11:51am

  • Janice Thompson I'am so sorry for your loss and my Prayers are with you for God's Peace. Poor little Shiloh lost her Grandpa Henry Hacker & her Grandma Peterson all within a few months God's Peace be upon you all. Janice & Bobby Thompson

    November 9 at 11:09PM

  • Judy Brott Sommerfeld Bob, Sorry to hear that Bev. died. I remember some good times with her. I also graduated with you and Bev. God’s Blessings to all. My sympathy.

    November 7 at 6:18PM

  • Patrick Mattson Bob and Family
    Sorry to hear of Beverly's passing. May you treasure the memories of a life lived well. Sending prayers and warm thoughts.

    November 7 at 3:52PM

  • Wendy Nelson I worked with Bev at National Creations in Bloomer for 2 years she was a pretty good lady for help . She will be missed by all of her family.

    God Bless Her.

    November 6 at 4:03PM

  • Tammy Cashin My deepest sympathies to the all the family and friends of Beverly Peterson. Hang on the the memories and each other.

    November 5 at 5:40PM

  • Julie Stephenson My heart is filled with so much sorrow. Whenever I think of Aunt Bev, I always smile. She always had a smile and a positive attitude and a hug to give. I will miss her. My love goes out to all the family.

    November 5 at 5:18PM

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