Garrett Douglas Peterson, 37, of Wausau, passed away suddenly due to a snowmobile accident, on Sunday, January 14, 2018.
Garrett was born in Marinette, Wisconsin to Douglas and Susan (Williamson) Peterson. He met, fell in love and married Jamie Heise on May 7, 2011. Together they had two amazing children, Griffin and Hazel. Garrett was a very loving son, brother, father, husband and friend. He was always happy and had the best sense of humor. He had a smile that lit up the room and was loved by everyone that met him. Garrett had a true love of the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman, but most important to him were his family and friends. He was a very proud daddy and loved tremendously by his children. He enjoyed coaching and cultivating Griffin’s love for all sports. Garrett took great pride in his special relationship with Hazel, the apple of his eye. Garrett was a true partner to Jamie in every sense of the word and always knew the perfect way to make her smile. He enjoyed being at and helping his dad work on the cabin and made sure that he talked with his mom every day.
Garrett is survived by his wife and children, Jamie, Griffin and Hazel; his parents, Douglas and Susan and his sister, Courtney Peterson. Garrett is further survived by his Father and Mother-In-Law, Edward and Charlene Heise; his three sisters-in-law, Erika (Jon) Carlson and Laura and Christine Heise; as well as many beloved extended family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Muriel Peterson; maternal grandparents, James and Jean Williamson; as well as his uncles, Melvin and Kevin Peterson.
Funeral services will take place at 4:00 pm on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 6205 Alderson, Weston, Wisconsin. The Rev. Raymond Connor will officiate. Visitation will take place from 1:00 pm until the time of services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for a trust fund to be set up for both Griffin and Hazel.
Garrett will be greatly missed. The family wishes to thank all of their family and friends for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and ask that we all hold our wonderful memories close and keep his spirit alive.