Beatrice "Beatie" M. Peterson

July 7, 1929 ~ January 10, 2022 (age 92)


Beatrice “Beatie” Marie Peterson (Bridges) passed away on January 10, 2022 at Dove Health Care in Bloomer at the age of 92.

Born in Eau Claire “Shawtown” to Lawrence and Evelyn (Michaelson) Bridges July 7, 1929. Graduated from St. Pat’s High School. Married LaVerne (Pete) Peterson in May of 1949, and had four children. Beatie held several jobs, Waitressing at Woo’s Pagoda and the Holiday Inn in Eau Claire and later bartended at the 5 O’clock club and The Golden Spike in Altoona.  Beatie enjoyed softball (winning the city championship), bowling, including many state tournaments and playing cards with her friends at Good Shepherd Senior Apts.

She is survived by her three children, Dennis (Linda) Peterson, Eau Claire, Carol (Mike) France, Altoona, Timothy Peterson, Eau Claire. She is further survived by many Nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brother, Michael (Linda) Bridges, Sisters, Elizabeth (Betty) Hallquist and Mary (Bill) Johnson.

She is preceded in death by her Son Anthony (Tony), Grandson Richard France, Brothers George, Lawrence Jr., Donald, Robert, and James (Jim), Sisters Margret and Jean.

Funeral services will take place at 11 am on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Lake Street United Methodist Church, 337 Lake Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703 with Pastor Jerry Morris officiating.  Visitation will take place at the church on Tuesday morning from 9 am until the time of service.  Committal service will take place at 1 pm on Tuesday in the Lutheran Church Cemetery in Eau Claire. Friends and family may offer condolences online at

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.  

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January 18, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lake Street United Methodist Church (Lake Street)

Funeral Service
January 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Lake Street United Methodist Church (Lake Street)

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