Charles Peterson Jr., 57, Beecher


Charles P. Peterson Jr., 57, of Beecher, passed away on Friday, April 28, at Loyola Medical Center. He was born on April 17, 1966, in Chicago Heights, the son of Charles and Bobbie (Hacko) Peterson.

Charles was raised on the family farm in rural Beecher, attended Beecher schools and graduated from Beecher High School. He was proud of his swine that he showed at the Will County Fair. He was a member of the Pipefitters Local 597, where he worked for various contractors throughout his career and also worked on the family farm. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting, both in Illinois and Wyoming, with his family. Charles also enjoyed playing with his two children on the farm and at the Goodenow Forest Preserve.

He is survived by his daughter, Charlise Piper Peterson; son, Charles Preston Peterson III; brothers, Thomas, John, and Edward Peterson; cousin, Tommy (Judy) Daley; sister in-law, Teresa Peterson; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Bobbie Peterson.

Visitation was held at Hack-Jensen Funeral Home in Beecher on Friday, May 5, with the funeral service on Saturday, May 6, at the funeral home.  Interment was held at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Beecher.

Funeral arrangements were through Hack-Jensen Funeral Home, 753 Hodges St., Beecher.  708-946-2161.



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