Date of Birth
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Ronald O. Peterson, age 85 formally of Maple Park went to be with his Lord on May 21, 2016 at the Providence Nursing Facility in New Albany, IN.
He was born on Tuesday, July 22, 1930 in Chicago the son of Oscar Andrew and Eva Augusta Peterson.
Although Ronald lived in many different places he always considered the town where he grew up, Maple Park, his home.
He attended local schools and graduated from Maple Park High School in 1948. After graduation he learned on the job from his father how to run a business.
He married the love of his life who happened to be his high school sweetheart, Helen Imogene Merriman, on March 3, 1949.
Ronald was a business owner and grocer at Petersonâ€™s Grocery Store from the time he graduated high school until 1973. This is when he felt a calling to switch careers and become a salesman for Decatur Custom Tool until his retirement in 1995.
He was a long time member of his home church, Grace United Methodist Church in Maple Park.
Ronald loved people and could talk to anybody, which is why he was a great businessman/salesman. He enjoyed fishing all his life and went on many fishing trips with friends, during which it seemed he was always the treasurer and cook. Ronald didnâ€™t even like fish, but he enjoyed the company. He and his bride also enjoyed many trips with their dear friends Joe and Marge Turk.
He leaves behind one daughter; Lori (John) Riggs, two grandchildren; Ben Riggs and Amanda (Eddie) Carlisle, and one great grandson; Levi Carlisle.
Ronald now joins his parents Oscar and Eva, wife Helen Imogene (Perudy), and his son Michael.
A visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce Street in Elburn. The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Grace United Methodist Church, 506 Willow St, Maple Park, IL 60151. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.
A memorial has been established in Ronald Petersonâ€™s name to benefit: Checks may be made to the “Grace United Methodist Church” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on our Facebook page or the web at www.conleycare.com.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Grace United Methodist Church, 506 Willow St, Maple Park, IL 60151.
A visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce Street in Elburn.
Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.