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Darol Peterson

March 25, 1942 — September 19, 2023

Darol G. Peterson of Wausau passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in his home on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at the age of 81.

Darol graduated from Cumberland, WI high school. He joined the Marine Corps and received an Honorable Discharge on May 15, 1966.

He met his wife, Audrey “Ruth” Rogers, while they were both serving in the Marines, stationed in California. They were married in 1965 in Cumberland.

Darol was employed with the Wisconsin DNR out of Spooner, then took a job with the State Patrol. His first post was Hudson, WI, he then transferred back to Spooner where he spent many years and made some of his most valuable lifelong friendships. He took a transfer to the Wausau State Patrol Post in 1977, retiring from there in July of 1998.

He and Ruth enjoyed their retirement years together very much, spending their time traveling with friends and escaping the Wisconsin winters in Arizona. Darol enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers and spending as much time with family and friends as possible. He was always there to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Darol was preceded in death by his parents, Erma and Thorphin Peterson, his brother Loris, and his sister Bonnie.

He is survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Janell (Jeff) Rucinski, son David (Leah) Peterson, grandchildren Nicole, Ashton, Jake, Jarett and Josh; and his brothers Dale (Cathy) Peterson and Roy (Renee) Peterson. 

Services will take place Saturday, September 23, 2023, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 600 Stevens Drive, Wausau WI  54401. Visitation will be 10:30 am, with services at 11:30. A lunch will be served at the church immediately after the service.

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Visitation

Saturday, September 23, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St Mark's Lutheran Church

600 Stevens Dr, Wausau, WI 54401

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Funeral Service

Saturday, September 23, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

St Mark's Lutheran Church

600 Stevens Dr, Wausau, WI 54401

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