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.