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Shirley J. Peterson, 94, of Rockford, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017, in River Bluff Nursing Home. She was born December 4, 1922, in Clinton, Iowa; the daughter of Fred and Ethel (Hartson) Dietzman. She was a graduate of East High School. Shirley married LaVerne M. Peterson on August 3, 1943; he predeceased her May 29, 1989. She was a member and was employed with Redeemer Lutheran Church for many years. Shirley was a voting member of X.Y.Z., Ladies Evening Circle, Lutheran Women's Missionary League, Lyford Bible Study and Church Choir.
She is survived by her sons, Darwin (Marie) Peterson of Loves Park, Leon (Wendy) Peterson of Ridott, Illinois and Brian Peterson of Machesney Park, IL; four grandchildren, Jennifer Clarke, Jeanette (Aaron) Johnson, Jerry (Helen) Peterson and Megan (Aaron) Grill; four great-grandchildren, Olivia and Abby Clarke, and Remmy and Margo Grill.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. Rockford. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel. Memorials to Redeemer Radio Mission, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 827 16th St. Rockford, IL 61108.

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  1. Gary & Marlyce Brock

    We were very sorry to hear of your mothers' passing Darwin Peterson, and the Grandmother of Jerry Peterson. We loved her dearly and will miss her beautiful smile and the times we had together. Again were very sorry!

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