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Dale Peterson

Elmwood – Dale Peterson, 80, of Elmwood, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 1, 1939 in Edelstein, IL to Leonard and Lavone (Horton) Peterson. He married Jean Lightfoot on September 16, 1960 in Farmington; she survives.

Also surviving are four children, Cindy (Mike) Daniels, Mike (Karen) Peterson, Linda (Darrell) Elliott, and Mark (Kim) Peterson; nine grandchildren, Kurt, Keith, Greg, Eric, Michele, Brian, Rachel, Haley, and Ben; six great-grandchildren, Adriane, Brayden, Logan, Owen, Morgun, and Avery; one sister, Gail (Nelson) Forbes; and one sister-in-law, Nancy Peterson.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gene and Vern Peterson.

Dale graduated from Princeville High School in 1957. He retired from Caterpillar and also worked as a farmer his whole life. Dale was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Farmington, Farmington Odd Fellows, and the Farmington Masonic Lodge #192. He enjoyed downhill skiing and boating.

Services will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington where a visitation will be held from 1-3 PM. Rev. James Reed will officiate. Burial will follow at Trivoli Cemetery in Trivoli, IL. Memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church. To make online condolences you may go to

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  • Andy Kosowski

    Reply December 19, 2019 2:12 pm

    Oh my, such a shock……what a great neighbor. Loved visiting with him. Condolences to the sorry for your loss.

  • Candy Fralick

    Reply December 20, 2019 6:38 am

    Deepest condolences to the Peterson family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sue Roberts

    Reply December 20, 2019 11:45 am

    So sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. Prayers to all the family….

  • Dave Banister

    Reply December 20, 2019 1:35 pm

    Rest In Peace, Dale. Great guy who will be missed.

  • Marge Dell-Chillicothe IL

    Reply December 20, 2019 6:57 pm

    Sympathy to the Peterson Family. I have been friends with Nancy and Family for many many years…..

  • Danny Games

    Reply December 20, 2019 8:13 pm

    So sorry to hear about Dale, always enjoyed talking to him when ever I ran into him. Our deepest condolences to everyone.

  • larry locher

    Reply December 22, 2019 2:06 pm

    Dale was a man of humility. He was a great co worker and was always willing to do whatever it took to get the job done. Praying for peace and strength for family

  • Scott and Crystal (Wallenfang) Carter

    Reply December 22, 2019 9:29 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to Jean and the entire Peterson family. May God bless you and give you peace.

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