Dennis Owen Petersen, Age 74 of McHenry, IL passed away on March 8, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on June 9,1946 to Raymond & Lucille (Thatcher) Petersen in Libertyville, IL. Dennis entered the United States Navy on June 30, 1966. He served in Vietnam and was also a part of the Marines. On November 24th, 1968, he married Linda Palmer at Ivanhoe Congregational Church in Ivanhoe, Illinois. He was a lifelong heavy equipment operator and business owner.
He loved racing snowmobiles, corvettes & motorcycles. He was an avid hunter and rifleman and enjoyed scuba diving. His real enjoyment came from his time with his family and friends.
Dennis is survived by his wife Linda (Palmer) Petersen, his son Shane (Shereen) Petersen. grandson Ethan Petersen, granddaughter Rilea Petersen, and brother Raymond Petersen. He also has many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond & Lucille (Thatcher) Petersen, and his son Jason Petersen.
Due to Covid-19, the family will be holding a private service. They would like to thank everyone for the love and prayers they have received in their time of grief.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation would be appreciated. They can be contacted at 718-987-1931 M-F 8-6, by mail: ATTN: Accounting 2361 Hylan Blvd Staten Island, NY 10306 or online at tunnel2towers.org.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Justen Funeral Home & Crematory. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of Dennis on his tribute wall.
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