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Thane E. Peterson

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Thane E. Peterson, 64, of Wakefield, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023, at his home, with his mother holding his hand, and his brother, Dean, and sister-in-law, Sue Ellen, at his side.

He was born May 20, 1959, in Manistique, a son of Donna Schultz and John Peterson.

Thane was a faithful member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and at one time served on the Board of Elders. In his free time, he was an avid hunter and a dedicated volunteer.

Thane is survived by his loving mother, Donna; a brother, Dean (Sue Ellen); a sister, Renee Boyke; his sister-in-law, Corrine Dutkovich; a stepsister, Marylynn (Mike) Campagna; six nephews, Johnathon (Jessica), Shawn (Madison), Chase (Sara), Tyler, Danny and Joey; a niece, Paige (Jerad); a great-nephew and three great-nieces; an uncle and two aunts, Chum and Nancy Bertetto and Marian Bertetto; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, John; his stepfather, Bill Schultz; and a brother, Burt.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 9:30 a.m., at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Timothy J. Steckling officiating.

A committal service and interment will take place at the Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield, in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, E8223 Sanders Road, Bessemer, MI 49911.

Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting the family with arrangements. To send online condolences or to share a memory, please go to