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Eric J. Peterson

Published: Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
Eric J. Peterson

STERLING – Eric J. Peterson, 45, of Sterling, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at his home.

Eric was born Feb. 22, 1967, in Sterling, the son of Eldon Peterson and Donna Barber. He was formerly of Loves Park and Camdenton, Mo. Eric worked at Bullet Stop Gun Shop in Rockford for 3 years, and enjoyed target practice with his guns. He also enjoyed spending time on eBay, cooking, and baking. Eric really loved the time he spent with his dogs, Lucky, Dewey, Cash, and Benji.

Survivors include his father, Eldon Peterson of Camdenton; mother, Donna (Curt Hagen) Janssen of Sterling; one sister, Christy (Paul) Carlson of Loves Park; one aunt, Kathie Nicodemus of Freeport; one uncle, Kent Peterson of Sterling; one nephew, Tyler Charleston; one niece, Sierra Sprague; and one cousin, Julie Nicodemus.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jean and Price Barber; paternal grandparents, Evelyn and Don Peterson; and one brother and best friend, Jeff Peterson.

There will be no services. Cremation rites have been accorded.

The family would like to say thank you to SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford and Hospice of the Rock River Valley for all of their help.

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