Duane Wallace Peterson, 80, of Melrose passed away on October 6, 2022, at his home.
Duane was born June 29, 1942 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, to Wallace and Katherine (Stetzer)
Peterson. On October 5, 1963 he was married to Jane Piper of Sparta, Wisconsin, with whom he spent
his life until his passing.
A dairy farmer by trade, one of Duane’s biggest loves in his life was horses. As a child he would ride
horse to deliver sack lunches and inspect fences on the farm. Later in life Duane enjoyed gymkhana, an
equestrian event involving racing and timed events on horseback. He also enjoyed the outdoors, and
was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. After retiring from farming, Duane spent some time assisting
the military with training exercise at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin.
Duane is survived by his wife Jane; sons Paul Peterson and Mark (Colleen) Peterson; brother Carl (Sylvia)
Peterson; nephew Carl Edward Peterson; and grandchildren Nathan, Logan, Lindsey, and Laura Peterson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and niece Deanna Peterson.
A funeral service for Duane will be held Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 2pm St Paul’s Lutheran Church in
Melrose, Wisconsin. Family and friends are invited to visitation a the church starting at 1pm until the
start of services.
The Torgerson Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family, 715-284-4321

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