Virginia (Hoehn) Peterson died on October 12, 2012 at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie, Wisconsin. \n Virginia Ione Hoehn Peterson was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on January 29, 1925, the third of five children and only girl of Edna (Hotchkiss) and Herbert Hoehn. She attended school in Eau Claire, and during her high school years was very active in both dramatics and public speaking. Virginia graduated with honors in 1941 from Memorial High School. \n During the WW2 war years, she worked at Storrs Photo Craft Studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. On September 11, 1948, Virginia married Lyle Robert Peterson at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire and from this union, two wonderful children were born. \n In 1950, Virginia and her husband purchased Engstrom Studio in Faribault, Minnesota and moved to that city where they established the Lygin Portrait Studio and she worked as a receptionist at their new business. It was also in Faribault where her great interest in golf and bridge began with the many new friends that were made. A move to Menomonie was made in 1954 after purchasing the Glen Mar Studio in that city, and she continued to work in the family business as needed. \n Although kept active with volunteering for Girl Scout activities, assisting at school libraries, working with the Lions Club eye testing of children along with her continued interest in golf and bridge, her family was by far her most important interest. She always made it a point to be at home to greet her children as they arrived from school, sharing in their triumphs of the day, and comforting as needed. As they grew, one could see her values grow with them. \n Survivors include her son, Steven (LouAnn), Park Rapids, MN, a daughter, Janis (Beth), Milwaukee, a beloved brother, Herbert Hoehn, Eau Claire, sisters-in-law Betty Hoehn of Sheboygan and Janet (Ron Buckli) of Eau Claire, and several cousins. Virginia was "Aunt Squeak" to Nancy Hoehn, Sandra (Bob) Kelps, Gary (Vicky) Hoehn, Jim (Karen) Hoehn, Lynn (Jeff) Olson, Susan De Maray, and Jeni (Chris) Terzich. \n She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lyle, three brothers, Warren, Robert, and Tom, sisters-in-law, Joann Hoehn and Pearl Hoehn, and nephew Rick Hoehn. \n In accordance with her wishes, no public services will be held. By pre-arrangement, after cremation, Virginia's ashes will be interred in the columbarium at Forest Hill Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It is requested any memorials be given to a worthwhile charity of one's own choice. Cards and wishes may be sent in care of Jan Ford, 3710 N. Oakland Ave, #204, Shorewood, WI 53211. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.