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Life Story / Obituary
With her family by her side, Alice G. Petersen, age 102, passed away peacefully, October 15, 2022, at St.
Monica’s Senior Living. She was born in Chicago, IL, March 24, 1920, daughter of the late Michael and
Theresa (Nee: Sishulak) Predny. Alice moved to the Racine area at an early age where she spent her
On November 24, 1944, Alice was united in marriage to Helmar Petersen who preceded her in death
March 16, 1997. Alice started her nursing career at St. Luke’s Hospital and retired from Jacobson Mfg. as
their Industrial Nurse. She was a long-time member of St. Rita Catholic Church, President of Dania
Ladies Assn. and was the President of the Holy Name Geranium Card Party. Alice enjoyed spending
time with her family and friends, traveling, swimming, gardening, and playing cards. Her most
memorable trips were to Germany and Las Vegas, where she traveled often.
She was loved dearly and will be sadly missed by her sons, Daniel (Sharla) Petersen of Austin, TX, David
(Debra) Petersen of Mt. Pleasant, her best friend of 45 years whom she considered as her “daughter”,
Carol Derga; 3 grandchildren, Sarah (Jason) Strommen, Chris (Kayla) Petersen, Kale (Taylor) Petersen; 6
great-grandchildren: Braden, Dylan and Aubrey Strommen, Charlotte, Teddy, and Waylon Petersen;
nieces, nephews other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parent’s and husband, she was
preceded in death by her brothers, Michael (Anne), Ernest (Ardith), Arthur (Maria) Predny.
A private Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating Alice’s life was held at St. Rita Catholic Church.
Entombment was held at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum. Memorials to St. Rita Catholic Church have
been suggested by the family.
A special thank you to the staffs at St. Monica’s Senior Living and Hospice Alliance for their loving and
compassionate care given to Alice.