Nancy L. Peterson

Nancy L. Peterson, 83, of Birnamwood, died on Friday, March 20, 2020, at the Homme Home of Wittenberg.

Nancy was born on Aug. 17, 1936, in the town of Birnamwood to Edward and Hilda (Schroeder) Timm.

On Nov. 24, 1955, Nancy was united in marriage to Sydney Peterson at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Birnamwood. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2007.

Nancy was a homemaker. She served as a director for the Wittenberg and Niagara Telephone Companies. She enjoyed singing — especially with her husband’s polka band, in the Amidon Follies, and as a member of the Smile Awhiles. Nancy was also an avid Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan. Above all, she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her children, Lucy Lopez (Darrell Ortivez), of Niagara, Jill Mongold (Donald), of Berryville, Virginia, Tim Peterson, of Green Bay, and Cheryl Peterson, (Kris Schaefer) of St. Paul, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Lisa Bougie (Joel), Caprice Ortivez (Josh Klingbeil), Elliott Mongold (Katie Johnson) and Regan Mongold; and two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Alyssa Bougie.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a daughter, Candy Peterson; and siblings, Clarence, Harold, Richard and James Timm, Violet Rew and Lucille Pivinski.

Due to the statewide mandate, Nancy’s family will have a private service at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Birnamwood. Matthew Christians will preside, and burial will take place in Bethany Cemetery, Wittenberg. There will be a celebration of her life at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff at Homme Home of Wittenberg, as well as Nancy’s niece, Sally “Cookie” Van Order for all of their special care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Karen’s Pantry in Niagara or the Wittenberg Food Pantry.

Schmidt and Schulta Funeral Home in Wittenberg is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and messages of support may be shared at