Petersen, Maxine Miller

MADISON / MONONA—Maxine Miller Petersen, age 94, died Feb. 23, 2018, and was carried into eternal life. She was born April 24, 1923, in Drakesville, Iowa to Kyle and Bessie Merryman. She lived most of her life in Wisconsin. She was blessed to have been married to two wonderful, godly men, Dean Miller on Oct. 17, 1942, who preceded her in death on June 19, 1976, and Sigdor “Tiny” Petersen on July 1, 1995, who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2018. She had many occupations including wife, mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, great-grandmother, stepmother, step-grandmother, waitress and candy maker, but spent most of her working life as an accountant at Jackson Clinic. She will be remembered as quick witted, independent minded, and most of all, loving. She enjoyed embroidering, tatting, crocheting, sewing, and travel, especially her trip with Tiny to Zimbabwe. She is survived by her daughters, Marsha and Sharla Miller; her sister, Jeanie (Dwight) Blasi; her granddaughters, Danyel (Jeremiah) Strese, Britta Miller (Ethan Kent) and Jessica (Ryan) Escalona; great-grandchildren, Czarianna Collins, Brady Kent, and Sarah, Ryan and Benjamin Escalona; stepson, James (Jennifer) Petersen, and their children, Adam (Cori O’Connor), Nathan (Julia), Hannah, Jacob and Micah Petersen; and family members, Debbie Horsfall and Danette Miller. She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Earl Merryman and Juanita Nalley; her son, Dan Miller; and her stepdaughter, Doris Garczynski. The funeral service will be held at DOOR CREEK CHURCH, 6602 Dominion Drive, Madison, Wis., on Friday, March 2, 2018,… [Read full story]

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