Bernice Barbara Petersen, age 85, of Wonder Lake, died Monday, January 10, 2011, at Valley Hi Nursing Home in Hartland Township.
She was born October 15, 1925 in Chicago to Anthony and Helen Bogus.
Formerly of Chicago, Bernice was a resident of Wonder Lake since 1966.
She was the past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 1169 of Wonder Lake. She also served as an election official for McHenry County.
Bernice enjoyed bingo, and was talented artistically in drawing. She enjoyed life to its fullest; and her grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Survivors include five children, Laura Harrison of Belvidere, Carl Petersen of Twin Lakes, WI, Jeffrey Petersen of Marengo, Rodney (Stacey Pyne) Petersen of Island Lake, Melody (Jeff) Bruns of Wonder Lake; 13 grandchildren, Tracy (Gary), Jennifer (Chris), Julie (Keith), Nicole, Michelle, Jamison, Jessica (Dave), Jocelyn, Meghan, Joshua, Melissa (Lance), Mariah, Andrew; and 6 great grandchildren, Alex, Taylor, Kevin, Andrew, Brandon, and “Little Twinkle Toes” Savanna.
Friends may meet her family from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL. 60050.
The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Inurnment will be private.
Memorials are suggested to the Wonder Lake Food Pantry or to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois.
Arrangements entrusted to Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home. For information, call the funeral home at 815-728-0233. Friends may send on-line condolences to the family at www.justenfh.com.