Jeannine C. Peterson, 79, of Marinette passed away at home on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. She was born on August 23, 1934, to the late Fred and Ella (Bublitz) Christiansen in Birnamwood, Wis. On April 3, 1965, Jeannine married Robert W. Peterson at the First Methodist Church in Marinette. He preceded her in death on February 9, 1995.
She and her husband had owned and operated the Korn Krib for many years. Jeannine was a caregiver for foster children for many years taking in and loving many children all the way into her seventies. She was awarded in Madison for her many years in foster care. She enjoyed life, reading, keeping her home, and her basset hounds. She loved the time she spent with family.
Jeannine is survived by a son, Richard (Soani) LeClaire of Texas; a daughter, Kathy (Jim) Liska of Crivitz; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many dear friends. In addition to her husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by a son, Edward LeClaire; grandson, Gregory G. Sorenson; and three brothers: Elwood, Leland, and Harold Christiansen.
As per her wishes no services will be held. Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family. Entombment will be in Forest Home Mausoleum. Memorials may be sent to the funeral home on behalf of Jeannine.