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home : obituaries : obituaries   February 6, 2016

2/11/2014 10:57:00 AM
Roger Peterson
Mr. Peterson
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Mr. Peterson

Roger E. Peterson, 94, of Peru passed away Feb. 10, 2014, in St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Mueller Funeral Home, Peru. The Rev. Dale Pederson, pastor of First Congregational Church, Peru, will officiate.  Burial will follow at Peru City Cemetery with full military rites conducted by La Salle-Oglesby Veterans Memorial Group. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services Friday in the funeral home.
Mr. Peterson was born March 13, 1919, in Henry to Edward and Cora Mae (Yarrington) Peterson.  He married Veronica A. “Vernie” Rafalski on Feb. 14, 1947, at St. Columba Rectory, Ottawa.
Mr. Peterson served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.  He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of La Salle VFW, Peru Eagles Club, Mendota Elks and Earlville Country Club.  He was employed at Westclox in Peru for 41 years as a machinist. He was a member of First Congregational Church in Peru.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing and was an expert ballroom dancer.
Survivors include his daughters, Sandy Holloway, Barbara (Scott) Harl and JoAnn (Dennis) Main, all of Peru; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his sister, Glenna Walters of Oglesby.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vernie on Sept. 3, 2009.
Pallbearers will be Michael Holloway, Erik Main, Heidi Main, Jay Yarrington, Jerry Yarrington and John Walters.
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