Jane Kay Peterson, 79, of Melrose passed away on December 21, 2022, In La
Jane was born on October 12, 1943, to 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 homelife,
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 the 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
A funeral service for Jane will held at a later date in the spring at St Paul’s
Lutheran Church in Melrose, Wisconsin.
The Torgerson Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family, 715-284-

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