Christie L. Peterson, DVM
Christie L. Peterson, DVM
June 1, 1967 – Aug. 20, 2011
BREMEN — Dr. Christie L. Peterson, 44, of Bremen, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20 while visiting Manistee County, Mich. Chris resided at Lake of the Woods where she enjoyed many activities.
She was the youngest of seven children born to Dr. Ronald L. and Virginia A. (Pierce) Peterson. Christie Lynn was a spirited girl born June 1, 1967 in the Plymouth Parkview Hospital.
She graduated from Plymouth High School in the class of 1985. While attending Purdue University she entered Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her studies in 1991. She has continued her post-graduate studies as a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association for the past 20 years.
In 2001 she founded St. Francis Family Pet Healthcare in Bremen, enjoying her many relationships with pets and their owners throughout the area.
She loved camping, horseback riding, hiking, animals of all kinds and had a passion for music. Led by her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Chris enjoyed serving friends and family.
Chris was a member of Saint Dominic Catholic Church in Bremen and often attended Saint Michael in Plymouth.
Dedicated to serving others, Chris volunteered with Heart and Hands, teaching English as a second language. Her love for children led her to the founding of Adams Place for Kids.
Christie is survived by her parents; Dr. Ronald and Virginia Peterson of Plymouth and six brothers and sisters. They are: Pamela (Steve) Lawrence of Danville, Randy Peterson of Mishawaka, Janice Peterson of Burundi, Africa, Julie (Mark) Jarvis of Mishawaka, Steve (Cindy) Peterson of Manistee, Mich. and Barry (LeeAnn) Peterson of Danville. Also surviving are nieces: Stacy, Heather, Greta, Stephanie, Jessica, Keri, Katherine, Mariel, Jacque, Kali, Carmen and Amy Jo. Nephews include: Philip, Jeff and Jeremiah.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 27 in the St. Michael Catholic Church, 613 N. Center St., Plymouth, where visitation will be held after 10 a.m. until time of services. Pastors William Kummer and Bob Lengerich will be the Celebrants.
Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in the Porter Rae Cemetery on the grounds of Potato Creek State Park.
Preferred are memorial gifts in her memory to St. Michael Church, 612 N. Walnut St., Plymouth, IN 46563 or St. Dominic Catholic Church, 803 W. Bike St., Bremen, IN 46506.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the website, www.johnson-danielson.com.