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Evelyn Peterson

December 23, 1927 — December 18, 2018

Evelyn M. (Mularkey) Peterson, 90, died on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at home.  She was born on December 23, 1927 in Wausau, WI, daughter of the late A.R. (Mac) and Elsie (Bast) Mularkey. On June 18, 1949 she married Donald J. Peterson at St. Therese Catholic Church in Rothschild, WI. He preceded her in death on December 23, 2002.

She was a teacher in the D.C. Everest School District for 20 years and was known for her beautiful singing voice and being a soloist and member of the church choir for many years.  Some of her most favorite times were spent in the camper on Lake Tomahawk and walking the beach in Florida.

Survivors include five children: Susan Gedert, Hudson, FL, Sally (Dan) Pregont, Rothschild, WI, Kathryn Reevs (Kenny Ross), Eagle River, WI, James (Holly) Peterson, Lansing, MI, and Mary Krueger (Randy Meverden), Weston, WI. Seven grandchildren: Fred Gedert, Hudson, FL, Justin Kingston, Edina, MN, Nicholas (Ann) Pregont, Dexter, MI, Danielle (Kenny) Spranger, Neenah, WI, Lilly Peterson (Jamey Mulligan) and Matthew Krueger, Portland, OR, and Meghan Krueger, Madison, WI. Four great-grandchildren, Evan and Nolan Pregont and Jaxon and Macy Spranger. Also survived by a brother-in-law Glenn (Sandy) Peterson, Carlsbad, CA, and sisters-in-law Dona Mularkey, Dallas, TX and Marcie Peterson, Menasha, WI.

Besides her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her brother James Mularkey, sister Carol Mularkey, granddaughter Michelle Seehafer, and sons-in-law Richard Gedert, Randy Krueger, and Carl Reevs.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothschild, on Friday, December 28 at 11:00 a.m.  The Rev. Louis Britto will officiate.  Friends may visit at the church from 9:00 a.m. until time of the Mass.   Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, immediately following the service.  In lieu of flowers, she requests memorials to be given to the P.M.D. Foundation at 1 Greentree Center, 10000 Lincoln Dr. East, Ste. 201, Marlton, NJ 08053.

Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at

The family would like to thank Bernie from Aspirus Palliative Care for her caring support during Mom’s last days.

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