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Obituary for Dolores Norma Peterson

December 2, 1931 – July 16, 2023

Dolores Norma Peterson (nee: Wickman), 92, of Racine, passed away peacefully on July 16. She left this earthly world to join her husband to celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary in heaven.

Dolores Norma Peterson
Dolores Norma Peterson

Dolores was born in Ellison Bay, Wis. on Dec. 2, 1931. She married the love of her life, Laurence Peterson, on July 16, 1949. They renewed their vows on their 70th wedding anniversary at Second Presbyterian Church, where they were members.

Dolores worked at The Loom of Denmark as a cook in their Konditorei (Scandinavian café). She also worked at Ziabicki Import. She enjoyed baking and cooking for her family, there was always too much to eat at every meal. She also loved reading, putting puzzles together and spending summers in Door County with her family.

Dolores is survived by her daughter, Carol Therkelsen and her husband Rick, granddaughter, Tracie Feest and her husband Pete, great-granddaughter, Amie, two bonus great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Austin, and one bonus great-great-grandchild, Grayson. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Emma, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Dolores is preceded in death by her husband, Laurence, parents, Earl and Norma Wickman, brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Iris Wickman, and son, Don.


Funeral Services for Dolores will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at Purath-Strand Funeral Home. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Private interment in West Lawn Memorial Park will follow.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Aurora for taking such great care of Dolores.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Purath-Strand Funeral Home.

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