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investment company executive

Dorothy Virginia Petersen, American investment company executive.


Petersen, Dorothy Virginia was born on September 22, 1929 in Milwaukee. Daughter of Carl Arndt and Loretta Louise Laura (Bremer) Scherer.


Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, University Wisconsin-Parkside, 1975.


Repair department clerk Eastman Kodak Company, Milwaukee, 1946—1947. Secretary First Wisconsin Trust Company, 1947—1949. Head secretary art education department University Wisconsin, Madison, 1949—1950, secretary, assistant, art education department.

Secretary and assistant Red Star Yeast Company, Milwaukee, 1950—1951. Executive secretary Boy Scouts American, 1963—1965, Applied Power, Pewaukee, 1965—1967. Secretary, treasurer Westshore Muffler Shops, Milwaukee, 1983—2002.

Assistant secretary, treasurer Fastrack, Inc., Mequon, since 2002.


  • Other Work

    • Paintings (Honorable Mention, Wisconsin Art Show, Twin Lakes, 1976).


Head fund drive Town of Greenfield American Red Cross, 1956, helper fund drive, 1955, helper fund, 1957—1959. Leader Girl Scouts American, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 1960—1961. Cub pack secretary Boy Scouts American, 1962—1963.

Children's class teacher Baha'i World Faith, Greenfield, Milwaukee, Burlington, 1959—1972, speaker Milwaukee, Burlington, 1970—1999. Member, speaker Baha'i Faith, 1959—1972. Member of Order Eastern Star (Wauwatosa chapter 219).


  • Other Interests

    Day trading, genealogy, reading, photography.


Married Glenn Charles Petersen, August 27, 1949. Children: Vicki Lynn Taylor, Larry Dean, Rick Randall.

Carl Arndt Scherer

Loretta Louise Laura (Bremer) Scherer

Glenn Charles Petersen

Vicki Lynn Taylor Petersen

Larry Dean Petersen

Rick Randall Petersen