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Rita A. Petersen


1942 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Rita A. Petersen Obituary
Rita A. Petersen Born: Feb. 16, 1942; in Chicago Died: March 13, 2014; in Fox Lake Rita A. Petersen, age 72, of Fox Lake and formerly of McHenry, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. Born February 16, 1942, in Chicago to Emmett E. and Mary E. R. (McGarvey) Murphy, Rita knew many people from her work as a server for over 20 years at The Longhorn in Lakemoor. Since 1984, she enjoyed being a homemaker coupled with an enthusiastic spirit for adventure and travel. Favorite trips included visiting Ireland, highlighted by kissing the Blarney Stone, as well as France, Egypt, Greece, and Alaska. Many of her trips were taken with friends, who were often worn out keeping up with her. Although she had many friends, she never stopped making new ones, yet she had time for everyone. Rita always had a way of making everyone feel special. A loving mother and grandmother, Rita loved to cheer for her grandchildren at their sporting events. In her younger years, Rita had also been an avid golfer. She was a member of St. Peter 's Church in Spring Grove. Rita is survived by children Robert (Doreen) Nutter, Brian (Tiffany) Nutter, Dennis (Linda) Petersen, and Raymond (Donna) Petersen; 11 grandchildren, Dana, Ryan, Shawna, Haylee, Lucas, Griffin, Fallon, Shane, Jason, Vicky, and Rhea; a great grandchild, Connor; and her close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond A. Petersen; and a brother, Robert Murphy. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Visitation will resume on Monday, March 17, at the funeral home from 8:45 a.m. until prayers at 9:30 a.m., then leaving in procession for the funeral Mass. The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Peter Church, 2118 Main Street, Spring Grove, IL 60081. Interment will be in Ivanhoe Cemetery, Mundelein. For those wishing to honor her memory, her family suggests memorials to the . For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.
Published in the Northwest Herald from Mar. 15 to Mar. 16, 2014
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