Ada Olive Main Petersen

Ada Main Petersen

Ada Main Petersen

Ada Olive Main Petersen, age 89, a lifelong resident of Adams County, Wisconsin died Friday, October 6, 2017 at Edgewater Haven Nursing Home in Port Edwards, Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Adams, Wisconsin. Rev. John Krebs will officiate. Interment will be at the Mt. Repose Cemetery, Friendship, Wisconsin. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m until the time of service on Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Ada was born September 12, 1928 in Poynette, Wisconsin to Floyd Raymond and Myrtle Marie (Wilson) Allen. She married Jarvis Main on June 6, 1947, in Arkdale, Wisconsin. This marriage was blessed with three children. Ada worked at Adams County Memorial Hospital as a nurses aid for many years. Later she worked as a home health aid for Adams County.

Ada enjoyed going to auctions and flea markets and traveling with Jarvis in their travel trailer. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ada’s dog Mazie was her faithful companion.

Ada was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid for Immanuel, Adams County Historical Society.

Ada was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Myrtle Allen; husband, Jarvis Main; 2nd Husband, Gilbert Petersen; step-siblings; Cleve Brozek, Earl Brozek, Sylvia Janowicz, Lloyd Allen, Vivian Schroeder and Viva Nash

Daughter: Helen (Jim) Hintz of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Son: Robert (Ramona) Main of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Daughter: Connie Hermann of Phoenix, Arizona
Grandchild: Jim (Beth) Hintz Jr. of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Cristin (Mark) Mueller of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Adam (Lisa) Main of New Richmond, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Rebecca Main of St. Paul, Minnesota
Great-Grandchild: Kaitlyn Hintz
Great-Grandchild: Lauren Hintz
Great-Grandchild: Jessica Mueller
Great-Grandchild: Andrew Mueller
Great-Grandchild: Laila Main
Great-Grandchild: Colton Main

The family would like to thank Ada’s neighbors:
the Gribbles. Kirk, for all the handyman work he did for Granny.
Leita, for the wonderful meals she often made.
Reace and Dane, for walking Mazie and all the entertaining stories they shared with her.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Michael and Barbara Lowe says:

    Connie, Helen, Robert, and families, sorry to hear of you mother’s passing. She was a gracious lady. She came to Helen’s visitation and we wish we would have known earlier.

  2. Karen Murphy (Rank) says:

    I am sorry for your loss, your mom always had smile and a good word for everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  3. Ann M Campanella says:

    To Adas family, We were blessed to have known you. We missed seeing you at your church functions. To see you with your pup was a true version of a pet lover right down to its little jacket. You will be missed my friend. Rest in Gods loving care, Love Phil and Ann

  4. Mike & Jill Edwards says:

    Helen, Connie, Robert & families, We were saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  5. Nancy (Rank) Sorensen says:

    Robert, Helen, Connie and families
    What an angel! She always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. She gave so much of herself with visits, favors and just offering encouragement. We need more people like her with spunk, faith and encouragement. I have known her since I was a little girl and will truly miss her. Prayers and hugs to you all.

  6. Gilbert Petersen, Jr says:

    Sorry to hear of Ada’s passing, she was a great lady she would come to see the horses all the time and bring them treats, we would talk a lot about where things were at in the world today,
    She was a blessing to our family and must have been sent by God as shortly after her and Gilbert got married he had a massive stroke and she was there for the 8yrs until he passed … Thank You Ada for all you did and all you were..
    You will be missed

  7. Burton Robertson says:

    Will miss you ” Grandma Ada” , thinking of you and your family. our prayers are with you.

  8. Patricia Gervais says:

    To Ada’s family…….so, so sorry to hear of Ada’s passing. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by so many. Always made time to stop and visit with you no matter where you were. (Jarvis was the same way, always had time to visit with you.) Heaven has received another beautiful Angel. Rest in Peace Ada……

  9. Andrea LaValle says:

    Connie, Helen and Robert – My most sincere condolences to you and your families on the passing of your Mom Ada. She was a wonderful woman that I remember so long ago when I lived there. Always happy and smiling. God bless and rest in peace Ada… 🙁

  10. Hank Hermann says:

    Connie, Helen, and Robert.
    I am very sorry to learn about the loss of your mother. She always so happy to share her stories about here family.
    May she rest in peace…

  11. Cathy L Rathermel says:

    To Ada’s family, you have lost a dear lady. A true Saint. She always gave and asked nothing in return, always had a smile and always a helping hand. We visited quite often when she came into my work always to show kindness and offer help to someone. Peace to all of you.

  12. Lloyd Waller says:

    My condolences to Ada’s family. I always enjoyed visiting & reminiscing with her. She was a neat & spunky lady who was so nice to so many people. May her soul rest in God’s peace!

  13. Mary Lee & Gordon Klaus says:

    To the family of Ada……Prayers and thoughts are coming your way in the loss of Ada. She was a sweet woman and helped the Historical Society out in many ways. We were always glad to help her when we could. Please remember the good times.

  14. Terry Moore (Lanke) says:

    Robert and family…so sorry for your loss. My fond memories of your Mom were at Goldia’s when she would come in shopping…such a sweet lady.

  15. Peggy and Buck Sleeman says:

    So sorry for your families loss. I always enjoyed working with your Mom at the hospital. A sweetheart of a lady.

  16. Sonja McLaughlin says:

    So sorry to hear about your Mom! I will always remember her laugh!!! She was such a kind and caring person!

  17. Diana and Mike Shaske ( Chaffee ) says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  18. Kathy Williams says:

    Helen, Connie, Robert & Families My deepest condolences for the passing of your dear Mother. Ada was a sweetheart. I loved when she brought me chicken on Sundays & we would visit & she would tell me many amazing stories………………. I liked going over to her place & visiting outside & watching her doggie. Bless all of you during this sad time. RIP my dear Ada.

  19. Don and Karen Rathke Hartwig says:

    Such a sweet lady…..She will be missed by many. Prayers for her family and Deepest Sympathy.

  20. Carol Dye says:

    I am sending prayers and hugs to the family I would like to say she is gonna be missed by many I miss her and I was sad to see her leave our place when she left but the move was to be closer to her family so I understood that she was a wonderful woman and always smiling and was very talkative she always talk to the other residents and was fun to watch at times when she smiled and laughed RIP MISS ADA I’m gonna miss you but I won’t forget you.

  21. Jodi Lecy Helgeson says:

    Ada was a wonderful person. So helpful and I enjoyed talking about antiques with her. My prayers are with you all.

  22. Eileen Krueger says:

    Helen, Robert and Connie,
    I’m sorry to hear of Adas passing. She was always a great neighbor and she wanted my kids to call her granny, and to this day they still refer to her as granny.

  23. Susan Moran says:

    Helen, Connie, Robert and families, I have such fond memories of Ada. She was always so kind and thoughtful and always helping her neighbors with something. RIP Ada!

  24. Susan Moran says:

    Helen, Connie, Robert and families, I have such fond memories of Ada. She was always so kind and thoughtful, and always helping neighbors with something. RIP Ada.

  25. Ninita says:

    So sorry for ur loss

  26. Peg Lecy says:

    So sorry on your loss.

  27. Valerie Mecklenurg-Holland says:

    Sorry for your loss, such a nice genuine person..