Margery E. Peterson
Margery E. Peterson, 86, a longtime clerk/treasurer for the
village of Whiting, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Whispering Pines in
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stevens Point, with Pastor Steve Hulke officiating.
Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. Monday until
Memorials in her name will be established at a later date.
Boston Funeral Home of Stevens Point assisted with
arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Peterson was born Sept. 26, 1930, at her parents’
residence in Wisconsin Rapids, the third of four children of the late Arthur H.
and Olga L. (Buerger) Polansky. She graduated in the class of 1948 at Lincoln
High School in Wisconsin Rapids.
She attended Valparaiso University in Indiana. She was a
flute player in both the band and orchestra while in high school and college.
She was also a member of the Stevens Point Symphony Orchestra in the late 1950s
and early 1960s.
Prior to her marriage, she worked at Preway Inc. in
She was married to William H. Peterson Sept. 25, 1954, at
Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids. They were married for more than 57
years before his death Jan. 25, 2012.
They moved to Stevens Point after the marriage and then
settled in Whiting in 1962.
After her three children were in school, she went back to
work Feb. 9, 1969, as a deputy clerk/treasurer for the village of Whiting/Utilities.
In 1976, she was appointed clerk/treasurer and then reappointed every two years
after that. She was a member of the first graduating class of the University of
Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Institute for Municipal Clerks, giving Whiting one of the
first certified municipal clerks in the state. In May 1993, she retired from
the village of Whiting/Utilities after 24 years of
She and her family spent most vacations at the family cabin
in Springstead. After retirement, she and her husband traveled to Germany,
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Alaska and Hawaii, as well as the continental United
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 6 for
47 years. She was also a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she served on
the Altar Guild and attended the YAHS group.
Survivors include one daughter, Connie (Paul) Mikel; one son,
Eric (Lynne) Peterson; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two
stepgrandchildren; four great-stepgrandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ken and
Jerry Polansky; one sister, Dorothy Hartman; one daughter, Candy Peterson
Whitney; and one granddaughter.