Doris Peterson

MORRIS—Doris Betty Peterson, 79, of Morris, passed away Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 with her loving family surrounding her.
Born Sept. 3, 1938 in Doniphan, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late David and Elin (Eriksson) Bonander; beloved wife of the late Haldan Peterson.
Doris was raised in Chicago, graduating from Morgan Park High School in 1956 where she excelled in shorthand and secretarial services.  She spent her career working as a secretary for the Beverly Review newspaper, Alger's Insurance Company, Rainbow Council Boy Scout Camp in Morris and as Deputy Recorder for 28 years at the Grundy County Court House. She loved her career and it showed with her meticulous attention to detail.
Doris married the love of her life, Haldan Peterson on Dec. 27, 1958. They lived in Louisiana and the south Chicago suburbs before settling in Morris. They were married for 53 years. Family was Doris' first priority, she enjoyed cooking meals for family and friends, especially her Swedish pancakes.
She enjoyed spending time bowling, camping and fishing with her husband, gardening and playing board games, especially Bunco and Cribbage with her friends. She always made time to gather with her retired friends for lunch and afternoon movies. She had her favorite TV programs, the Price is Right, Let's Make a Deal and Columbo. Doris served others with willing hands and loving heart. She will be greatly missed by her family and numerous friends and neighbors.
Doris is survived by her son Kurt (Krista) Peterson of Texas; daughter Lynn (David) Lyon of Illinois; grandchildren David (Angie) Peterson of Florida, Bethany (Carl) Kurtz of Texas, Jonathan Peterson of the U.S. Army in Texas, Joshua and Emily Lyon of Illinois; great grandchildren Annabelle Kurtz of Texas and Luke Peterson of Florida; niece Kathleen (Kevin) Frankle and children of Maryland; nephew Fred (Deana) Peterson and children of Florida; and numerous cousins and their families in and across Sweden.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Haldan; and sister Mildred Carver.
Per Doris' wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.
Visitation for Doris will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 from 10 am to 1 pm at U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home located in Morris. A memorial service to celebrate Doris' Life will follow at 1 pm.
Services will be officiated by Pastor Mark Willig of the Friends in Christ Church in Morris. Private family inurnment will occur at a later date.
Memorials may be made in Doris's name to Friends in Christ Lutheran Church or to the family for a memorial at the South Wilmington Sportsman Club in her and Hal's name.
Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington Street, Morris, IL.  For further information visit the website at or contact the funeral home at 815-942-0084. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting the website.