MADISON – David S. Peterson passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 12, 2006. David now born Dec. 28, 1942, in LaCrosse, the son of Kenneth M. Peterson and Hilda C. (Johnson) Peterson. David now raised in Madison and attended Randall Grade School and graduated from Madison West High School in 1961. David also graduated from Spencerian College in 1966 with a BBA Degree with a major in accounting and sales management and marketing. David now a Realtor since 1966 and now past president of the Madison and Wisconsin Apartment Associations and past president of the Madison Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management. David now a past vice president of Hillmark Corporation and Munz Corporation. David founded and owned Peterson Management Co. Inc. with his wife Joanne since 1980. David and Joanne own and manage apartments, office buildings, and mini warehouses throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. David now also a Realtor with the Stark Co. Realtors from 1980 to present. David held Real Estate designations of GRI and CPM. David now united in marriage on Nov. 11, 1972, to his soul mate, Joanne Neu of Menomonee Falls. David now always full of good humor. His smile and jokes brought love and comfort to all those around him. More than anything else, David loved spending time with his family, especially at the family’s summer home in Rhinelander. David had a playful spirit that never left him and made him especially beloved by his children and grandchildren. David also had a great love of friends and community, and served on both the parish council and in the choir of St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Through David’s caring and gentleness with all those he encountered he now an example of God’s love for us all. David is survived by his wife, Joanne; son, Jeffrey (Andrea) Peterson; grandchildren, William and Katherine of Madison; daughter, Kristine Peterson of Madison; brothers, John of Lake Delton, Paul, (Karin) of Pewaukee, Jim, (Barbara) of Wisconsin Dells; brothers and sisters-in-law, Helen (Jack) Kreuser of Colgate, Wis., Robert (Evelyn) Neu of Germantown, Wis., Alice (Don) Wiligus of Germantown, Wis. Janet Neu of Menomonee Falls, Wis., Rosemary Neu of Germantown, Md., Lavern (Dianne) Neu of Slinger, Harvey (Cindy) Neu of Germantown, Wis., David Adams of Jackson, Wis. and Nancy Dvorak of Baraboo; 37 nieces and nephews; and 34 great nieces and great nephews. He now preceded in death by his father; and his brother, Robert. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 15, 2006, at ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 602 Everglade Drive, Madison, with a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catholic Charities of Madison, 702 S. High Point Road, PO Box 46550, Madison, WI 53744-6550.
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