Jane Kay Peterson, 79, of Melrose passed away on December 21, 2022, In La Crosse.

Jane was born on October 12, 1943, to her parents Horace Abner Piper and Florence McCullough. Jane graduated from Sparta Highschool in 1961 and went to work for the Union National Bank of Sparta for forty-nine and a half years. On October 5, 1963, she was married to Duane Peterson of Melrose, Wisconsin, with whom she spent the rest of her life until his passing. Jane enjoyed her home life, especially taking pride in her home and yard. She loved being a supportive wife, and in retirement, she dedicated herself to taking care of Duane through his health issues. Although deathly afraid of horses she enjoyed going to horse shows and watching the family ride. She also loved a cup of coffee and $2 scratch tickets while watching Wheel of Fortune.

Jane is survived by her sons Paul Peterson and Mark (Colleen) Peterson; brother Wayne Piper; grandchildren Nathan, Logan, Lindsey, and Laura Peterson; and many nieces and nephews

She is preceded in death by her husband Duane, her parents, Brothers Horace Jr. who passed in infancy, Norman Piper, Marlan (Merle) Piper, Henry (Dolly) Piper; sisters Verene (Richard) Milton, and Shirley (Don) Knudson; and niece Deanna Peterson.

A visitation for Jane will be held on Saturday, April 22, at 1 pm with a funeral service to begin at 2 pm at St Paul Lutheran Church in Melrose, WI. Interment will follow at Ox-Bow Cemetery.

To leave words of encouragement, comfort, or condolences please visit torgersonfh.com

Torgerson Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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