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Geneva Peterson 02/16/2018

Geneva Mae Peterson, age 90, of New Richmond passed away peacefully on Friday, February 16, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 24, 1927, in Seymour, WI, the daughter of Paul and Pearl (Drury) Singerhouse.

She married Bill, the love of her life, in 1947 and they raised their seven children in New Richmond.

Geneva was active at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. She enjoyed hosting family and friends, dancing, gardening, donating to many charitable organizations, and playing Bingo. She treasured her time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, William (Bill); son, Richard; son-in-law, Dave Mathews; sisters, Genevieve “Genny” Jackelen, Lucille Mullen and Helen Whistler; brothers, Delbert, Francis, Lloyd and Otto Singerhouse.

Geneva is survived by her children: Jean Mathews, Bill (Sheryl) Peterson, Sarah (William) Gardner, Nancy Owen, Nanette (Jeff) Willert and Steve (Brenda) Peterson; daughter-in-law, Pam Peterson; grandchildren, Jeff Johnson, Jennifer Johnson, Ryan (Dani) Peterson, Jeremy Harder, Kysa (Dan) Marten, Amanda (Mike) Bergstrom, Kara (Kevin) Lunsmann, Nicole (Adam) Glickman, Stacy (Jason) Behlke, Michele Peterson, Brandon (Brittney) Willert, and Joshua Owen; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Brittney, Jessica, Chance, Dylan, Payton, Daniel, Javin, Benjamin, Chloe, Conner, Christopher, Alyssa, Lincoln, Carter, Samantha, Brayden, Layla, and Brooklynn; sister, Virginia “Ginger” (Maurice) Murray; brothers, Ken (Karen) Singerhouse and Paul “Dick” (Betty) Singerhouse; as well as many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (365 W River Dr.) in New Richmond. Visitation was be held Monday, February 19, 2018 from 4-7 pm at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel (112 W 3rd St.) in New Richmond and on Tuesday from 10-11 am at church. Interment was in the New Richmond Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.


  • Donna mcgregor Posted February 19, 2018 3:26 am

    Jean, it’s Donna, mae’s daughter, sorry to hear about your mom, it’s so hard, I’m sorry I will not be able to be there, we are on vacation up north with my daughter and family, will keep all of Genevas family in prayer, Blessings

  • Doering Sue Meyer Posted February 21, 2018 5:07 am

    Very sorry to hear the sad news. Geneva was such a good friend to my mom (Marian Meyer) for so many years. May she rest in peace and God give you comfort.

  • Molly Posted February 27, 2018 4:56 pm

    Geneva was one of the most beautiful people I have ever known… I’m sorry to hear of her passing and send my love. Something tells me Heaven just became a more beautiful and melodic place.

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