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Robert Phillip Peterson of Wauconda for 71 years Robert Phillip Peterson, age 94, was the beloved husband of 69 years of Jacqueline (nee Ross); loving father of Dr. Patricia (Stephen) Peterson-Showalter and John Ross (Larisa) Peterson; cherished grandfather of Robert Showalter; dear brother of Chester and the late Dorman, Harry, Ted and Bill Peterson and Lucille Coonts; and many nieces and nephews. Bob was born January 16, 1919 in Washburn, WI and passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL. As a First Lieutenant in World War II, Bob flew 50 combat missions as pilot of a B-25 bomber in China and Burma, where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Bob was the first commander of the Wauconda American Legion Post # 911 and a past master of the Wauconda Masonic Lodge # 298 A.F. & A.M. Bob was a long standing member of the Federated Church of Wauconda and the former owner of Lake Bluff Hardware for 35 years. Visitation will be Thursday, June 6, 2013, from 10:00 AM to time of funeral service 11:00 AM at Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, 235 N. Main St., Wauconda, IL 60084. Interment with military honors will follow at Wauconda Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated in his memory to the Federated Church of Wauconda, 200 S. Barrington Rd., Wauconda, IL 60084 (847-526-8471). Funeral information: 847-526-2115 or www.kisselburgwaucondafuneralhome.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on June 3, 2013
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