John Peterson

Bunker Hill | Monday, August 1 2022 |

John Rogers Peterson went home to be with his Savior on August 1, 2022. He was born August 10, 1929, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield to Freeland E. Peterson and Bessie Belle (Daniels) Peterson.  He was a veteran in the US Navy from 1948 - 1952 serving in post-World War II.  He married the former Virginia Ferrari.  They were blessed with 3 children.  They later divorced.  He was retired from Laclede Steel as a bricklayer after 30 years.  He worked for the City of Bunker Hill after retirement. 

He is survived by his children, Vivian Peterson of Seymour, IN, John (Shelley) Peterson II of Bunker Hill, Tina (Wayne) Enke of Bunker Hill, sister, Constance Knaggs of Litchfield, grandchildren, John Daniel Jurgena, Hannah (Daniel) Slimer, Angie (Don) Carpenter, Lee (Candace) Peterson, Sarah (Matthew) Lewis, Natalie (Geno) Rodgers-Campbell, Marissa (Joel) Rosentreter, Aaron Lowe, Noah Enke, Josh (Maya) Peterson, 20 great-grandchildren, one great great grandchild on the way and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Luther Peterson, Eugene Peterson, Rollin Peterson and one great-grandchild, Job Peterson.  John was a lifelong resident of Bunker Hill.  He was a faithful member of the Christ Life Church of Bunker Hill (formerly Berean Baptist Church).  He loved watching the Cardinal games, working outside in his yard and garden, and fishing.  Visitation will be at Christ Life Church, Bunker Hill on Monday, August 8 from 9-11 a.m.  The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. 

The burial will be at the New Douglas Cemetery, New Douglas.  Memorials can be made to the Christ Life Church, Bunker Hill or Montgomery Nursing & Rehabilitation Activity Fund.  Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at, Bunker Hill is in charge.

Obit Provided By:
Kravanya Funeral Homes

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