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Eugene Peterson

September 2, 1924 March 20, 2019
Eugene Peterson
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Obituary for Eugene Peterson

Eugene Peterson, 94, of Mattoon passed away on March 20, 2019 at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home.
Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Strawn officiating. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Eugene was born September 2, 1924 in Mattoon, a son of Otis and Loree Tanner Peterson. He married Mary Louise Behl on October 19, 1946. She passed away on November 7, 2013.
Surviving are three children, Cheryl Ferguson of Las Vegas, NV, Roger Peterson (Marsha Hudson) of Mattoon, and Randy (Patty) Peterson of Mattoon, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; one sister and two brothers; his wife, Mary, of 67 years; and a grandson.
Eugene served in the US Army, 16th Infantry in WWII, which was a part of the Normandy invasion. His infantry landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He marched across Europe to Hitler’s Hideout. He earned four overseas service bars, four bronze battle stars and several other medals for his valor.
Eugene was an accomplished carpenter, building homes for IBC in Mattoon, and working on home improvement projects. In his final work years, he was the maintenance supervisor at Lincolnshire Apartments in Charleston.
Eugene was a member of the Moose, Eagles and VFW and enjoyed traveling and working on projects in his garage.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his honor may be made to Peace Meal, 694 Castle Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

23

Mar

10:00 AM 3/23/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
Schilling Funeral Home

1301 Charleston Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Schilling Funeral Home
1301 Charleston Avenue Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

23

Mar

11:00 AM 3/23/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3/23/2019 12:00:00 PM
Schilling Funeral Home

1301 Charleston Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Schilling Funeral Home
1301 Charleston Avenue Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Dodge Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

917 N. 22nd St.
Mattoon, IL 61938

917 N. 22nd St. Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Peace Meal Senior Nutrition Program

694 Castle Drive
Charleston, IL 61920
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