ATTENTION PLEASE: Due to a family medical emergency, we have to postpone the Barbara Peterson funeral services until further notice.
Please check back on this website or in the Green Bay Press-Gazette when funeral arrangements can be carried out.
Barbara R. Peterson, 85, Oconto Falls, died suddenly Tuesday evening, June 4, 2019 at St. Clare Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 7, 1933 in Gillett to Otto and Alma (Robinson) Heckendorf. She grew up in Gillett where she attended public schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1951.
On June 26, 1954 she married Myles Peterson at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Colorado for two years before returning to Oconto Falls. Barbara, “Hon” as she was affectionately known, was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls where she once taught Sunday school. She will be lovingly remembered as a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt, who always cared for others by putting their needs first. Also known as a good cook and baker, she would make special birthday cakes for her grandchildren which they would select out of a book and together they would bake cakes which looked like anything from animals to farm machinery. Barbara loved spending time with her family and especially babysitting her grandchildren.
Survivors are her two daughters, Karen (Roger) Blaser and Jayne (Terry) Radke, all of Oconto Falls; five grandchildren, Josh, Erik (Megan), Andy (Karen) and Trisha (fiancé Paul) Blaser, Alyssa Radke; six great grandchildren, Madison and Landon Blaser, Arlo and Alten Blaser, Walker and Waylon Blaser; one sister-in-law, Kathy Heckendorf, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Myles in 2004, four brothers, Harold (Illetta), Kenneth (Sylvia), Victor (Mildred) and Otto Heckendorf Jr., two sisters, Betty (William) Bitters and June (George) Voght and two grandsons.
Visitation and funeral service postponed until further notice. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.
Church Service: Wednesday Jun 26, 2019, 12 noon Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church
Visitation: Wednesday Jun 26, 2019, after 10am Wednesday until time of service at Grace Lutheran Church