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LAKE HALLIE — Charles E. Peterson, 77, of Lake Hallie passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Sacred Heart Hospital of ongoing heart problems.

He was born in Eau Claire, Aug. 7, 1940, to the late Ellsworth and Esther (Smith) Peterson. He graduated from Chi Hi in 1958 and joined the Army Corps of Engineers the same year, serving from 1958-1961. Most of his service was in Germany and France. After being honorably discharged, he returned to the Chippewa Valley, spending most of his life in Lake Hallie. He married Diane E. Mattison in 1962 and they were together nearly 56 years. He worked a number of years at Uniroyal.

Chuck enjoyed watching all sports, especially the Packers and Brewers. He excelled at woodworking and could fix or repair anything. He was a loving husband, brother, father and grandfather and adored his two great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Diane; sons, Mark (Deb) of Lake Hallie and Shawn (Karen) of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; grandchildren, Chris (Nicole) of Lake Hallie and Josh (Heather) of Eau Claire; great-grandchildren, Haydn and Mason; sisters, Elaine Modl, Audrey Erickson and Barbara (Leroy) Rosman, all of Eau Claire; brothers, Richard R. (Deborah) Peterson of Eau Claire and Ellsworth Peterson of King, Wis.; sisters-in-law, Sharon Hartl of Lake Hallie, Linda Bush of Eau Claire, Cheryl Mattison of Elk Mound and Gail Mattison of Altoona; brother-in-law, Dale Heintz of Eau Claire; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Eunice Brusen, Irene Peterson, Patricia Peterson, Jeanne Luckman and Connie Heintz; brothers, Barry and Larry Peterson; sister-in-law, Fay Peterson; brothers-in-law, Bob Modl, Harland (Audrey) Mattison, Darrel “Matt” Mattison, Arlen Hartl and Charles “Chick” Bush.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at Evergreen Funeral Home, off Golf Road one block East of Hwy. 93, with the Reverend Rick Lund officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A private interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, at a later date. Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be graciously received at Hope Lutheran Church, 2226 Eddy Lane, Eau Claire, Wis., 54703, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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