Bernice Louisa Peterson

January 01, 1970 - May 26, 2016

Bernice Louisa Peterson

January 01, 1970 - May 26, 2016


Bernice Louisa (Bunny) Peterson was born at her Grandmother’s home in 1920, in Barrington, Illinois, to parents Benjamin and Louisa Broemelkamp.
Bunny had a high school education, working in payroll and accounting offices.
Bunny married Ardell (Pete) Peterson in 1945 in Waukegan, Illinois, and they celebrated 61 years of marriage before Pete’s death in 2006.
They came to Bellingham after residing in six different locations with Scott Paper- the last six years were in Canada.
With a van, boat on top and a trailer, they enjoyed camping, hiking and fishing with friends. Pete retired in 1985 and they enjoyed their retirement in Bellingham.
Bunny is a member of the Whatcom Museum, a Life Member of VFW Post 1585 Auxilary, a member of Garden Street Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was recently honored for 35 years as Bazaar Chairman. When the new Lake Padden Golf Course opened in the 70’s, she was among the first Lake Padden’s Ladies playing on Tuesdays.
Bunny was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Lois Dubinski. Surviving are nephew Dennis (Annette) Kuhl, niece Beverly (Regner) Rider, nephew William (Diane) Dubinski and their families.
The funeral service for our beloved Bunny will be on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 1:30pm at Garden Street United Methodist Church in Bellingham. Reception will follow.
Please share memories at

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: Jun 01, 2016 (No Time)
  • Venue: Garden Street United Methodist Church
  • Location: 1326 N Garden St Bellingham, WA 98225 - (Get Directions)

No Charities & Donations

No Gallery Photos

No Videos

2 responses to Bernice Louisa Peterson

  1. Carol Hoyos says:

    Bunny was much loved and will be much missed. ❤️ Rest in Peace

  2. I grew up as Bunny’s neighbor, Pete and Bunny moved to my neighborhood when I was two. So needless to say Bunny was my extended family and a dear friend of my mom Sally. I have very special memories right up to the note from her after May 1st, when I delivered her the 43rd year of May Day flowers. I love you Bunny, so glad you are with Pete again, your world is complete.

Leave A Condolence