August 10, 2022

John Rogers Peterson, 92, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died Aug. 1, 2022. He was born Aug. 10, 1929, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield to Freeland E. Peterson and Bessie Belle (Daniels) Peterson. He married the former Virginia Ferrari, and they later divorced.

He was a veteran in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1952 serving in post World War II. He was retired from Laclede Steel as a bricklayer after 30 years. He worked for the City of Bunker Hill after retirement. John was a lifelong resident of Bunker Hill. He was a faithful member of the Christ Life Church of Bunker Hill (formerly Berean Baptist Church). He loved watching the Cardinal games, working outside in his yard and garden, and fishing.

He is survived by his children, Vivian Peterson of Seymour, Ind., John (Shelley) Peterson II of Bunker Hill, Tina (Wayne) Enke of Bunker Hill; sister, Constance Knaggs of Litchfield; grandchildren, John Daniel Jurgena, Hannah (Daniel) Slimer, Angie (Don) Carpenter, Lee (Candace) Peterson, Sarah (Matthew) Lewis, Natalie (Geno) Rodgers-Campbell, Marissa (Joel) Rosentreter, Aaron Lowe, Noah Enke, Josh (Maya) Peterson; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild on the way; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Luther Peterson, Eugene Peterson, Rollin Peterson; and one great-grandchild, Job Peterson.

Funeral services were held at Christ Life Church in Bunker Hill on Monday, Aug. 8. Burial was at the New Douglas Cemetery in New Douglas.

Memorials may be made to the Christ Life Church, Bunker Hill, or Montgomery Nursing & Rehabilitation Activity Fund. Condolences may be left online at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill was in charge of arrangements.

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