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Christopher H. Petersen

d. April 24, 2017

PETERSEN, Christopher H.
Christopher H. Petersen, age 61, passed away peacefully on April 24th, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS).

Chris was a proud graduate of UW Platteville. He worked as a photographer first for the Marinette-Eagle Herald and then for the Waukesha Freeman. He also worked as a cartographer, digitizing maps for Waukesha County. Chris loved automobiles, travel, photography and his family. We know he is up in heaven with Norm, Sally and Scott, healthy and freed finally to snap pictures while he watches over all of us.

He is survived by his son Seth and daughter Ann, his brother Phil (Renee’) and ex-wife Laura. Chris was preceded in death by his father Norman, his mother Ann (aka Sally), his brother Richard Scott and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 PM, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in the Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave. So., La Crosse, Wis. Rev. Derek Mueller will officiate with Private interment to be held at a later date. Family and friends may visit from 11:30 until the time of services in the funeral home on Thursday.

Chris’ family wishes to extend our deepest gratitude to the staff of Hillview Nursing Home for the wonderful care Chris received in his last years.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to UW Platteville Foundation in the name of Christopher H. Petersen. 1500 Ullsvik Hall, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818

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