Margaret Peterson

DUNBAR, Wis. – Margaret M. Peterson, 75, of Dunbar, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.

Margaret was born Dec. 25, 1937, in Chicago, daughter of the late Roxy and Margaret (Weichel) Prette. She graduated from Touley High School in Chicago. After graduation, Margaret worked for an insurance agency in Chicago.

She married Harry P. Peterson Jr. on Sept. 6, 1957, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Chicago. Margaret worked for LaSalle Bank in Chicago as a consumer lender for 25 years, retiring in 1998.

Margaret and her husband frequently vacationed in the Pembine, Wis., area throughout the years, and in 2011 moved to Dunbar. She was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church in Pembine.

Margaret enjoyed many hobbies, including collecting music boxes and ceramics. What she enjoyed most of all was spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Margaret is survived by her husband of 54 years, Harry; two sons, Kevin (Betty) Peterson of Carol Stream, Ill., and Gregory (Kathleen) Peterson of Elmwood Park, Ill.; one brother, Robert (Roseann) Prette of Burridge, Ill.; two sisters, Kathy (Jim) Nugent of Villa Park, Ill., and Roxanne (Jim) Randolph of Shorewood, Ill.; five grandchildren, Kristine (Jason), Kelly, Erik, Haley and Nicole; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Margaret or leave a condolence to her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home Iron Mountain to honor Margaret’s legacy of life.