DIXON – Doris V. Peterson, 85, of Dixon, formerly of Amboy, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Levine-Dickson Hospice House in Charlotte, N.C.
Doris was born Jan. 3, 1928, in Macon Township, Bureau County, the daughter of Howard A. and Agnes (Maddox) Pratt. Doris was a 1945 graduate of Neponset High School. She married Kenneth H. Peterson on March 29, 1947, in Princeton. He preceded her in death on June 28, 1997.
Survivors include two sons, Gary Peterson of Charlotte and Greg Peterson of Phoenix; one daughter, Connie (Harold) Scherer of Pekin; one sister-in-law, Betty Miller of Princeton; six grandchildren, Ashley Peterson Allen of Washington, D.C., Jessica Peterson of Dixon, Michelle Sondgeroth Fogel of Pekin, Chris Sondgeroth of Peoria, Jamie Jordal of Sandwich, and Justin Jordal of Texas; three great-grandchildren, Braden and Baylee Fogel and Alyssa Jordal; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathie Willis; two brothers, Lyman and Allen; and one sister, Gertrude Schaad.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Frank Brozenec officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Meals on Wheels.
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