Peterson, David S.
David S. Peterson passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 12,
2006. David was born Dec. 28, 1942, in LaCrosse, the son of Kenneth M.
Peterson and Hilda C. (Johnson) Peterson. David was raised in Madison and
attended Randall Grade School and graduated from Madison West High School
in 1961. David also graduated from Spencerian College in 1966 with a BBA
Degree with a major in accounting and sales management and marketing.
David was a Realtor since 1966 and was past president of the Madison and
Wisconsin Apartment Associations and past president of the Madison Chapter
of the Institute of Real Estate Management. David was a past vice
president of Hillmark Corporation and Munz Corporation. David founded and
owned Peterson Management Co. Inc. with his wife Joanne since 1980. David
and Joanne own and manage apartments, office buildings, and mini
warehouses throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. David was also a
Realtor with the Stark Co. Realtors from 1980 to present. David held Real
Estate designations of GRI and CPM. David was united in marriage on Nov.
11, 1972, to his soul mate, Joanne Neu of Menomonee Falls. David was
always full of good humor. His smile and jokes brought love and comfort to
all those around him. More than anything else, David loved spending time
with his family, especially at the family's summer home in Rhinelander.
David had a playful spirit that never left him and made him especially
beloved by his children and grandchildren. David also had a great love of
friends and community, and served on both the parish council and in the
choir of St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Through David's caring and gentleness
with all those he encountered he was an example of God's love for us all.
David is survived by his wife, Joanne; son, Jeffrey (Andrea) Peterson;
grandchildren, William and Katherine of Madison; daughter, Kristine
Peterson of Madison; brothers, John of Lake Delton, Paul, (Karin) of
Pewaukee, Jim, (Barbara) of Wisconsin Dells; brothers and sisters-in-law,
Helen (Jack) Kreuser of Colgate, Wis., Robert (Evelyn) Neu of Germantown,
Wis., Alice (Don) Wiligus of Germantown, Wis. Janet Neu of Menomonee
Falls, Wis., Rosemary Neu of Germantown, Md., Lavern (Dianne) Neu of
Slinger, Harvey (Cindy) Neu of Germantown, Wis., David Adams of Jackson,
Wis. and Nancy Dvorak of Baraboo; 37 nieces and nephews; and 34 great
nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; and his
brother, Robert. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on
Monday, May 15, 2006, at ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 602 Everglade
Drive, Madison, with a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of
service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catholic Charities
of Madison, 702 S. High Point Road, PO Box 46550, Madison, WI 53744-6550.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434