Marion R. Petersen

Marion R. Petersen, formerly of Wauwatosa, Wisc., died September 23, 2016.


Posted on 10/7/16

She was 84.

Wife of Gordon M. Petersen, with whom she recently celebrated her 58th wedding anniversary, she was a longtime volunteer, a civic leader and a pioneering saleswoman. She was born July 4, 1932, in Calvin, the daughter of Yates and Norma (Anderson) Mountain. She was a graduate of Langdon High School and Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Scot Petersen and his wife, Lisa Kosan, of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.; Susan and her husband, Dr. Michael Jacobs, of Pensacola, Fla., her brother, James Mountain and his wife, Olga, of Long Beach, Calif., and her grandchildren, Max and Simon Petersen and Sarah and Michaela Jacobs.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (, the Wauwatosa Beautification Committee (, or the Wauwatosa Historical Society (  Marion’s family would like to thank Banner Home Hospice, and the Sun Cities CareGivers.

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