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October 18, 2021

10/7/2017 7:28:00 AM
Raymond D. Petersen

Raymond D. Petersen, 85, of Sycamore died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, Ill.

He was born Nov. 14, 1931, in Woodruff, to Edwin and Mary (Pifat) Petersen. He married Raeburn L. Arnott on Oct. 23, 1954.

Raymond was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a line inspector for Illinois Bell/ At&T, retiring after 25 years of service.

Raymond was an avid gardener, hunter and most of all, he enjoyed a good game of golf. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and many dear friends.

Survivors include his three children, Randy Petersen, Rhonda Petersen and Ramona (Ed) Moore; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ed Petersen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, in 2012; one son, Roderick; and one daughter, Rebecca Grant.

Funeral services will be private. Cremation will take place at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL. 60178. phone 815-895-2833.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Article comment by: Daniel Petersen

Cousin Raymond, Rest in peace. Dan & Marcia Petersen

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