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Gail Peterson

April 7, 1952 — March 8, 2017

Gail Peterson, age 64, of Neillsville, WI died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville.Gail Edwards was born on April 7, 1952 in Detroit, MI the daughter of John Wesley and Beryl (Dean) Edwards. She attended school in Higgins Lake, MI. She moved to Neillsville in 1980 and worked at Geo Sportswear and Anywear Apparel. On May 11, 1981 she was united in marriage to Wallace "Pete" Peterson in Neillsville, WI. Gail worked as a housewife before beginning her career at Abby Vans, where she first cleaned vans and later became a secretary. She retired from Abby Van's and opened Gail's Handmade which featured her sewing, quilts, handbags, tote bags and embroidered decorative towels among others.In her younger years, Gail was involved in 4-H. Her hobbies include sewing, bingo, making and decorating cakes for others and fishing. Her greatest joy, however, was her grandchildren.She is survived by her husband, Wallace "Pete" Peterson, six children, Julie (Charlie) Cooper of Neillsville, WI and their children, Chad, Mandy, Kandice and Sean, Robin Peterson of California and her children, Robin, Devon, Amber, Glenn and Brandon, James (Dana) King of Green Bay, WI and their children, Justin, John, Sarah and Eli, Dan Peterson of Wisconsin and his son, Blake, Deb Boucher of Neillsville and her children Jared and Connor and Beryl Peterson of Neillsville. Gail is further survived by three siblings, Brian (Linda) Edwards of Falmouth, MI, John (Jo) Edwards of Mio, MI and Suzan (Paul) Lockwood of Houghton Lake, MI.She was preceded in death by her parents and step-father, Virgil Sowles.Gail's family will greet relatives and friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Gail's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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