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Maevella Marie Peterson

October 25, 2023 | 8 comments

Maevella Marie Peterson “Mae”, 46 years young, passed away on October 20th, 2023 at Mayo Clinic Health System- La Crosse.

  She was born on December 15th, 1976 in Killeen, TX to Rodney and Deanna Peterson. After being in Texas where her father was stationed for the first 2 years of life, she then moved back to La Crosse, WI where her parents are from and lived the rest of her life in the La Crosse area.

  Mae had two children, Ariel and Quentin. She was a supportive and caring mother.

  Mae was a free spirited soul. She loved spending time with family and friends. She was blessed with a few great life-long friends to have by her side. She loved spending time outdoors. She also loved crafting, shopping, and music (especially listening to live music). She was a huge animal lover and they always held a special place in her heart. She was intelligent and fierce in all that she did.

  After many challenging years, Mae’s struggle with addiction is over and she is at peace.

  Mae is survived by her mother Deanna (Jeff) Schirm, daughter Ariel Moe (Lucas Anderson), son Quentin Hutzenbuehler, grandchildren Adelynn and Brayden, great-aunt Linda Greeno, grandfather Darrel (Lynette) Greeno. Lifelong friends Jackie Miller, Angel Benrud, and Kim Hasz.

  Mae was preceded in death by her father Rodney Peterson, grandparents Cecil and Leda Peterson, great grandparents Lyle and Emily Greeno, as well as her beloved dogs Miley, Roscoe, and Fozzy.

  We would like to extend our gratitude to Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse for their care of Mae. Special thanks to the ICU staff for their kindness and compassion during this difficult time.

  In Lieu of flowers, memorial’s preferred to the family for burial expenses.

  Mae’s burial will be private with family.

  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 16th, 2023 from 12:00pm-4:00pm  at Hillbilly’s Bar on French Island.



  1. Lisa Wick

    I went to high school with Mae, and hung out with the group. Mae was free spirited, full of life and her laugh was amazing. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss

  2. Sheri Santamour

    We met in high school, had some classes together and become friends. I will forever remember being your friend, many fun times with you. Keep smiling and dancing in heaven my friend ? You will always be missed.

  3. Lynette Neumann

    So sad for all. Prayers.

  4. Jackie Schwarz

    I went to high school with Mae and she was always kind, friendly and so much fun to be around. She will be missed by all who knew her. I’m sorry for your loss.

    • Jessica Nelson

      Mae. I am devastated to learn of your passing. Condolences to your family. Big hugs to Angel, Jackie and Kim. I have many memories with you all and send all of my love. Mae was a great unwavering friend, no matter the time that had passed between seeing each other. I remember and still have the REM cassette tape you gifted to me. Every time I listen to them I remember dancing in your room. Your laugh was infectious. I could go on and on! I will miss you my friend and rest easy now ?

  5. Brenda Barry

    I went to school with Mae and always admired her for her free spirit, take no guff attitude. Mae always made people feel included no matter what. She will be greatly missed.

  6. Missi Lynn Boness ( Shelly Cole )

    I’m devastated to read of your passing. I’ve known you since grade school and I always liked you, I remember eating pancakes at your grandma’s house when you were living with her and playing with your little dog, Breezy.
    I’m sorry we drifted apart, I doubt I could’ve made a difference in how your life turned out but I still could’ve been a better friend.
    I’m so sad that you’re gone.

  7. Barbara Nelson

    Mae was a friend of
    my daughter Jessica
    Nelson & neighbor of ours. Thaaaaat girl,
    was cra-cra (in a good
    funny,happy & a real
    hoot!! She’ll be sadly
    missed. Also, to re-
    inerate her love of
    animals she was
    always so kind &
    loved & cared for
    them all! May God
    Bless her, & all her
    family & friends!!?

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