Kathleen Marie Arnetveit, age 75 of Green Lake, WI passed away at Kindred Hearts
Memory Care Home on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
She was born to Melvin and Catherine Peterson (nee Crume) on April 27, 1943 in
Viroqua, WI. She was baptized and confirmed at Bad Ax Lutheran Church in Vernon
County, WI. She went to Nottingham Grade School and Graduated Viroqua H.S. She
was a graduate of Stout State University in Menomonie, WI in 1968 with a B.S. in Home
Economics & member of Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Sorority. She was united in
marriage to Stan Arnetveit, her high school sweetheart at Main St. Lutheran Church in
Viroqua, WI on Dec. 29, 1962. After they graduated college, they moved to Eden
Prairie, MN, then to Ripon, and have resided in Green Lake since 1968.
She was the loving daughter of Melvin Earnest Peterson and Catherine E. Dennison,
deceased sister, Rita Shamrowicz and loving sister to Karen Peterson. Kathleen is loved
by her husband , Stan - 56 years of marriage, daughters, Teresa J. (Rob) Rohloff of
Waukesha WI, Kirstin M. (David) Stahl of Minnetonka, MN and son, Erik T. (Amy)
Arnetveit of Ripon.
Kathy was a teacher/homemaker who valued raising her children and was a loving and
devoted mother. She taught evening Home Economic classes at Ripon High School and
Moraine Park, Fond du lac, WI. She was active in skiing, golfing, dancing, gardening
and artistic things until an accident caused severe spinal injuries in 1983. She cherished
time with her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed flower gardening, bird watching,
reading, scrap booking, genealogy and wintering in Naples, FL. She was content living
a country life surrounded by nature and beauty. With her love of researching history,
Kathy was a member of Norwegian American Genealogical Center; Genealogical
Society of Collier Co. Naples, FL.; National Genealogical Society; and Wisconsin State
Survived by her husband, Stan; two daughters, Teresa (Rob) Rohloff and Kirstin (David)
Stahl, son, Erik (Amy) Arnetveit; grandchildren, Mara & Alec Rohloff, Ava & Lily Stahl,
Ariana & Ian Arnetveit. Further survived by a sister, Karen Peterson, Holmen WI; brother-in-law, Ken (Donna) Arnetveit of Viroqua WI; nieces and nephews, Terri & Brian Arnetveit, Chad & Jeremy Shamrowicz, Scott, Shane, Steven, Spencer, and Shay Lambert, Shawna Anderson, Ryan Beby, and Catherine Ballenger.
She was preceded in death by her father Melvin Peterson of La Crosse WI; mother
Catherine Dennison of La Crosse WI; sister Rita Shamrowicz of Houston TX; brother-in-law
Donald Arnetveit of Middleton WI; grandmothers Ricka Peterson of Viroqua WI; and Theo
Crume of Neillsville WI.
A burial and celebration of life will be held in Viroqua, WI at a later date. A warm
thanks to the many who provided such great care at Kindred Hearts, and a special thank
you to Lesley & Jodi from Hospice Care.
In lieu of flowers, any memorials will be sent to Immanuel United Methodist Church, 401 W. Fond du Lac St., Ripon, WI 54971 or the Genealogical Society of Madison, P.O. Box 5106, Madison, WI 53705.
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