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 www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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