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Kathleen M. Peterson, age 74, of Sugar Camp, Wis., passed away April 20, 2013, at home with her family.

Born May 5, 1938, to Robert and Ruth (Temple) Ferrigan in Rockford, Ill.

Married William Peterson on July 28, 1956.

Moved to Kirkland, Ill., in 1967, to fulfill their dream of living on the water.

She spent her career assembling circuit boards and maintaining electrical systems in machinery for various manufacturers in Rockford.

Kathy and Bill retired to Sugar Camp in 1994, where she spent her free time making jewelry, finding, collecting and polishing rocks. She was a longtime member and former president of the Lakeland Gem Club.

Kathy is survived by four children, Cindy (Rush) DePoutee of Rockford, Natalie Madeen (Larry Baars) of Kingston, Dennis (Lynn) Peterson of Kingston and Laura Peterson of Sugar Camp.

Furthermore, Kathy is survived by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Anne Ferrigan Verona, Patricia Ferrigan Woodworth and Jan Ferrigan Hegstrom, all of Sugar Camp.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; and son-in-law, Larry Barrs).

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society may be processed online at

A lunch in her honor was held April 28 at the Sugar Camp Town Hall in Sugar Camp.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River, Wis.


Tuesday, April 30, 2013 4:09 PM

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