Ronald Peterlin
1934 - 2022
Prey-Mueller Funeral Home - Oglesby
231 West Walnut Street
Oglesby, IL
Ronald Peterlin
Born: August 26, 1934 in Oglesby, IL
Died: January 13, 2022 in Peru, IL
Ronald Peterlin, 87, of Peru, formerly of Oglesby, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at his home.
A prayer service will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at the Prey-Mueller Funeral Home, Oglesby followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Church, Oglesby with Rev. Paul Carlson, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in St. Vincent's Cemetery, LaSalle. Visitation will be from 4-7:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home with a liturgical prayer service at 3:45 PM. Additional visitation will be 10-10:30 AM Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ron was born on August 26, 1934 in Oglesby to Adolph Sr. and Irene (Toll) Peterlin. He graduated from LaSalle-Peru High School in 1952. He played football, basketball and ran track. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 and 1956 and was stationed for most of those two years at the U.S. Weather Bureau in Spokane, WA. He attended L.P.O. Junior College where he also played football. He graduated from Rockford School of Business in 1959. He married Barbara Sampo on September 8, 1956 at Holy Family Church in Oglesby. They were married for 59 years and 2 1/2 months when she passed away on November 23, 2015.
Ron worked as an accountant at the Canfield Clinic in Rockford until December 1962. He then began working at American Nickeloid Company in Peru, retiring in 1999 as General Manager and Vice President of Finance.
Ron served on the board of directors of First National Bank in Peru and it's successor Amcore National Bank; Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce for eight years, four of which as treasurer; Illinois Manufacturers Association for eight years; Deer Park Country Club for four years, one of which he served as president.
He was a member of Holy Family Church in Oglesby where he was also a member of the male choir, which he referred to as "the Has Been's".
Ron was a member for Peru Rotary Club for over 56 years, retiring in December 2019. During his 56 years, he served on the Board of Directors and served as president for one year. He was chairman of the Peru Rotary IVCC Scholarship Award Committee since 1973. Upon retirement, the scholarship was renamed the Ron Peterlin Scholarship Award.
Survivors include three children, Robert Peterlin of Raleigh, NC, James (Tracy) Peterlin of Oswego and Carol (Tim) Ploch of Oglesby; eight grandchildren, Ryan Weistart, Adam, Cody, and Brady Peterlin, Griffin Lawrence, Sophie, Lyla and Allison Ploch, a brother, Gary (Lana) Peterlin of Oglesby and a sister-in-law, Jackie Peterlin of Oglesby.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara; a sister, Shirley Basil and a brother, Adolph Peterlin Jr.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Weistart, Cody Peterlin, Brady Peterlin, Sophia Ploch, Lyla Ploch, Bill Basil, Dennis Basil, Terri Essl, Steve Peterlin, Marshall Peterlin, Brian Peterlin, Jennifer Tang and Tara Ebner. Honorary Pallbearers will be Hank Piscia and Louie Pioli.
Memorials may be directed to Holy Family Church and School, Oglesby.
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Published by News Tribune from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2022.
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My deepest sympathy, Gary, for the loss of your brother. Prayers to you and your family.
Fortson family
January 18, 2022
American Nickeloid
January 17, 2022
I sat next to Ron in the choir he was always a pleasure to talk to and a good singer also, Rest In Peace Ron and you may dwell in the hands of our Father and be with your loving wife through out eternity.
Lowell and Jenny Beenenga
January 15, 2022
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