Carol A. Peterson, age 81, of Tomahawk, WI, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Milestone Assisted Living Center in Tomahawk under the care of Compassus Hospice. Carol was born on April 29, 1941, in Irma, WI, to the late Howard and Lillian (Michelson) Cottrell. She was married to Peter J. Peterson on October 24, 1964; he passed away in 2005. She was later married to Richard E. Jokela on March 10, 2011; he survives.
Carol grew up in Irma and was a 1959 graduate of the Merrill High School. She then attended and graduated from the Lincoln County Teachers’ College and later attended the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point where she earned her bachelor’s degree. Carol taught kindergarten in Tripoli until its closure and then transferred to Prentice to teach the Title Program, retiring in 2006. Carol was a member of the LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) for many years. She loved spending time outdoors, especially working on the family farm in Brantwood.