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Peterson, Michael R.

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Mr. Michael R. Peterson age 47 of Galesburg, Ill. died Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 12:30 am surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born November 10, 1966 in Galesburg, Ill. the son of Raymond and Margaret Peterson.

Michael is survived by his mother Margaret, one sister Lori and David Erickson of Aurora, Ill., his aunt and uncle Bev and Arthur Harrison of Galesburg, Ill., one niece and one nephew Claire and Tyler Erickson of Aurora, Ill., several cousins and aunts, and his dog Shilo whom he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1984. He worked for Butler Manufacturing for many years. Michael was a member of the ASPCA since 2006. He enjoyed fishing, and going to the Humane Society giving treats and spending time with many of the animals in need.
He will be sadly missed by those who truly knew him and loved him.
Cremation will be accorded. Graveside services will be 11 am Friday, June 13, 2014 at St. Josephs Cemetery with Father William Miller officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the ASPCA or the Guardian Angel Humane Society.