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Dorothy Peterson

August 30, 1926 — March 29, 2018

Dorothy I. Peterson, 91 of Woodhull, IL passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Courtyard Estates in Galva. Cremation will be accorded. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 in the Woodhull Cemetery. There is no visitation. Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be left to the Bethany Lutheran Church in Woodhull, Tri-County Ambulance or the Woodhull Cemetery Association. Online condolences can be made at

She was born August 30, 1926 in Monmouth, IL to Henry T. and Nellie Guseman Carlson. She graduated from Monmouth High School in 1944 and AIC Business College in Davenport, Iowa in 1945. Dorothy married Clyde W. Peterson on September 26, 1948. They were married for 57 years until his death in 2005.

Dorothy was employed at Davenport Bank and Trust Company, Monmouth Trust and Savings Bank and the Moorman Manufacturing Co. Alpha Division, from which she retired after 23 years of service.

Dorothy enjoyed traveling, reading, working in the yard with her flowers, and completing word puzzles. She served as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Woodhull, WELCA, Moorman Retirees, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her children: Diane (Fred) Zimmer of Sanibel, FL; Ron Peterson of Carmichael, CA; Barbara Peterson of Phillipsburg, NJ; grandchildren and great grandchildren are: Samantha Peterson (Matt) Bronson of Arroyo Grande, CA and their children: Reid, Chloe and Tyler; Eric (Holly) Peterson of Arroyo Grande, CA and their children: Bella, Grace and Hope; Elizabeth Zimmer (Rich) Gardner and Josh of Lakewood, OH; Catherine Zimmer (Patrick) Bass of Sarasota, FL and their children: Henry and Charlie; Carolyn Zimmer (CJ) Burnes of Darien, CT and their children: Olivia, Lily and Tripp; three nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Betty McKay.

The family would like to thank the many people in the community who helped Dorothy during her later years when life’s challenges were difficult for her.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

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