Obituary – Mary “Becky” Peterson

Last Updated on May 28th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

Mary “Becky” Black Peterson, age 74, of Princeton, IL passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Lacon, Illinois.

She was born on October 25, 1943, in Princeton, Illinois to Forrest and Rose (Kelly) Black.

Becky graduated from Princeton high school in 1961 and attended Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa. She graduated from St. Francis School of nursing in 1965.

She married Richard “Snuff” Peterson on July 27, 1968 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Princeton, IL.


Becky is survived by numerous cousins and numerous dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, husband, and three children in infancy.


Funeral services for Becky will be Monday, June 4, 2018, 11a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Princeton, IL.  Father Jeffery Stirniman will be officiating the Services and Mass assisted by Father Daniel Gifford.  A graveside service will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Princeton, IL.


Visitation will be Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at the Norberg Memorial Home, Inc. in Princeton, IL with the a rosary at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Lacon, IL or to donor’s choice.

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