Peterson, Charles E. "Chuck", age 79, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, as he wished, after a long battle with COPD in which he fought hard until the end on July 24, 2021. Beloved husband of Shirley A. Peterson (nee Hollander); Loving father of Kimberly Peterson and James Peterson; devoted grandfather of Tanner "TJ" Taylor and Nevaeh "Nevy" Myers. Chuck was proceeded in death by his father Russ and mother Ruth, sister Shirley Schmitt, brothers Russ and Mel Peterson.
Chuck graduated from Evansville High School. He was united in marriage to Shirley Hollander, January 8, 1966. He served in the Wisconsin Air National Guard from 1962-1968.
Chuck was an avid Packers, Badgers and Brewers fan and played football for his beloved Wisconsin Badgers after high school. He loved athletics and played for many years in Madison City football, basketball and baseball leagues. He treasured watching his grandson play in track and football. Chuck enjoyed being outdoors and on the water; boating, hunting, fishing and golfing. Chuck loved traveling and spent the winters at Palm Resaca Park in Brownsville, TX.
Chuck spent most of his working days in the sales field; he started his sales career with National Cash Co. in Madison, WI. Later he spent several years selling cookware in homes with his close friend and brother-in-law, Bob Hollander. Most of his career was at The Chuck Peterson Insurance Agency with the American Family Insurance Company in Madison, WI.
A Celebration of Chucks Life will be held at the East Side Club (3735 Monona Dr., Madison) on Wednesday, August 11 from 1 pm until 5 pm.
"When tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand, that an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand; The angel said my place was ready, in Heaven far above, And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But when I walked through Heaven’s Gates, I felt so much at home, for God looked down, smiled at me, And told me: Welcome Home.” So when tomorrow starts without me, Don’t think we’re far apart, for every time you think of me, I’m right there in your heart. "