Obituary: Joanne B. Peterson

March 21, 1953 ~ December 24, 2022

Joanne B. Peterson, 69, of Ellison Bay, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, December 24, 2022 surrounded by her family after a battle with cancer.

She was born March 21, 1953 in Sturgeon Bay, daughter of the late Dorothy (Melvin) Pluff and Stanley Tesnow. Joanne attended Gibraltar High School. She owned and operated Parkside Inn with her husband, Stuart. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved being a grandma to her three grandkids, Abbie (18), Brady (13), and Riley (8). Her favorite activities were to have campfires with the grandkids in the summer and watch Ellison Bay sunsets.

Joanne will be missed by her husband, Stuart; children, Julie (Brandon) Schmidt, Jill (Jason) DeWitt, and Allen (Lina) Peterson; and grandchildren, Abbie, Brady, and Riley.

A memorial service to honor Joanneā€™s life will be held at First Baptist Church on Friday at 11:30 a.m. A visitation for family and friends will be held at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.

Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Joanne may be shared with her family through her tribute page at