Velma Marilyn Peterson, 78, of Brodhead passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 at home.

She was born in Monmouth, Ill., on Nov. 28, 1943, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Hawk) McIntyre.

She married the love of her life Eldon Peterson, after graduating from Edgerton High School.  She was a member of Central Christian Church in Beloit.

Velma and Eldon raised two sons, Jon and Jay.  They traveled to Branson, Mo., several times and also to other parts of the country.  She enjoyed time with family and grandchildren, and she took pride in caring for her family.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, and shopping.

She is survived by her husband, Eldon; sons Jon (Valerie) Peterson from Brodhead and Jay Peterson from Janesville; grandchildren Brittany (Fiancé, Kyle Smith) Peterson, Matthew Peterson, and Michael (Fiancé, Hayley Stauffacher) Peterson; great-grandchildren, Hayven, McKinley, and Brecklyn; sisters, Marge (Teddy) Knapp, Ilah Tinder; brothers, Dan McIntyre, Joel (Marian) McIntyre; brother-in-law, Dave Scherer and Jerry (Sue) Peterson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Janet Sherer; brother, Joseph Marion McIntyre; sisters-in-law, Joyce Vold and Diane McIntyre; brothers-in-law, Harry Peterson, Ivan Peterson, William “Bill” Tinder.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Everson Funeral Home with Dave Meding officiating.  Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery in Brodhead.

A visitation was held before the service at the funeral home.