Melissa Peterson Obituary

Melissa  M. Peterson
Melissa M. Peterson

August 16, 1977 - September 15, 2019
Born in Iron Mountain, Michigan
Resided in Marinette, Wisconisn


Melissa M. Peterson, 42, of Marinette, WI passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 unexpectedly at home. She was born August 16, 1977 in Iron Mountain, Mich. to Al and Sally (McMahon) Peterson. She spent her early life in Kingsford before moving to Marinette with her family in 1987. Melissa graduated from Marinette High School with the Class of 1995. She was a standout high school athlete in track and field events, competing in the long jump and 100 meter dash. Melissa competed at the WIAA State Track Tournament all four of her high school years - taking home a gold medal in the long jump her senior year. She was also talented on the basketball court.
Currently, Melissa was employed by Unlimited Services of Oconto and enjoyed working there. She loved gardening and was especially proud of her sunflowers. She and her fiancé recently took a trip to Mount Rushmore and was excited to tell everybody about their adventure. She enjoyed riding her bike and swimming in her sister’s pool. She also had a big heart for animals. She was loved by everyone that truly knew her.
Melissa is survived by her fiancé, Tim Jagielski of Marinette and their son, Gavin; Tim’s son Brennan; her parents, Al and Sally Peterson of Marinette; a brother, Andy (Stephanie) Peterson; a sister, April (Bryan) Holder; and was especially proud of her new nephew, Lincoln, along with Bryan’s son, Soren; and a special aunt and godmother Gloria Sjoquist. She is further survived by aunts and uncles and their families; brothers and sisters-in-law in the Jagielski family.
She was preceded in death by grandmother and grandfather Arlene and George McMahon, Cecelia Jagielski, and Sandy Jagielski.
Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home, Marinette, WI on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 2 until 4 p.m. A service will follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Craig Mansur officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery in Marinette.




Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home
610 Marinette Avenue
Marinette, WI US 54143
Friday, September 20, 2019
2:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home
610 Marinette Avenue
Marinette, WI US 54143
Friday, September 20, 2019
4:00 PM