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Vernon H. Peterson - 86

10/11/1932 - 6/9/2019


Vernon H. Peterson, age 86.  Longtime Flossmoor and Steger resident.  Graduate of Bloom High School Class of 1951.  U.S. Army Veteran.  Retired Bricklayer after 50 years of service. Member of the Local #21 Bricklayer Union.  Husband for 67 years of Paula nee Schroeder.  Father of Chris (Janie) Peterson and Dawn Zaugh. Grandfather of Jason (Elizabeth) Foraker, Joseph (Nicole) Foraker, Reece, Cecily and George Peterson. Great Grandfather of Jackson Foraker.  Son of the late Rose nee Carlson and Philip Peterson. Brother of Arden (Kay) Peterson, Lorraine (late Richard) Cowger, Marlene (Harry) Erickson, and the late Harlan (Jeaninne) Peterson and Keith Peterson. Vernon was an avid bowler attaining two sanctioned 300 games and golfer. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Saturday June 15, 2019 from 1:00 pm until time of funeral service 4:00 pm. Future inurnment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Vernon’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or, would be appreciated by the Peterson family.  For further service information please contact 708-481-9230 or


  • Cathy Merchantz

    on 06/11/19

    We'll miss you Uncle Vernie!  You were always happy and smiling.  I will remember that the most about you.  You loved your golf and your bowling and I also remember the card games at Peep's house.   You always gave the same answer in Trivial Pursuit - "Burl Ives" and we had a big laugh about that.  No one could beat you at bowling except maybe your dad.  Both of you were so proud of that and so were we.  Those were the good times.  Those were family times.  Those were the best.  Love you Uncle.

  • R. Ross

    on 06/11/19

    My heartfelt condolences to the Peterson Family for the loss of your dear love one Vernon.  May your family find consolation in God’s Word, the Bible and may Jehovah our God continue to comfort and sustain you during this very difficult time.....Psalm 55:22; 94:19; Isaiah 41:10; and 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.


  • Jeffrey Foraker

    on 06/12/19

    God bless you Vern. The Lord jus got a good man.

  • Ed Kasper

    on 06/19/19

    Vern & My Dad were Great Friends. Both graduated together at Bloom...both bowled at 20th Century and Olympia Lanes. My Dad & I Loved Vern Very Much. Seeing this made me cry. VERN WAS A GREAT FRIEND TO MY FATHER. I know He is in Heaven today!

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