John Kevin Peterson, age 60, of Round Lake, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center. He was born September 18, 1956, in Watseka, IL, to Jackie and Margarethe (Thiergartner) Troxel. On February 14, 1976, he married the love of his life, Sandy Yost in Ingleside, IL.
John was raised in Round Lake and graduated from Round Lake High School. He and his wife resided in Round Lake for 41 years. John was a talented automated machine builder and Tool & Die Maker. He worked at various companies in the area, in which most of those years were spent at Kosmos Tool Inc., and Amity Die & Stamping.
John was a hardworking man who loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He enjoyed woodworking, and was a Christian man who loved God and Jesus. He was a loving husband, caring father, and adoring grandfather, who will be greatly missed and forever in his family’s heart.
John is survived by his devoted wife of 41 years, Sandy; his children, Brian, Stacie, and Zack Peterson; three grandchildren, Tyler, Jesse, and Breanna Peterson; sister, Lisa Butler; brother-in-law, Terry (Dawn) Yost;, Sue Reuss; mother-in-law, Larena Yost; and his nieces and nephews, Candi O’Boyle, Heidi Massey, Kailee Butler, Dustin and Derek Soderholm.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his daughter, Jenny Peterson, his father-in-law, Nick Yost, and his brother-in-law, Pat Butler.
Services were private for his family. The cremation rite was accorded privately.
For information, please call Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home at 847-546-3300, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for John’s family.
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222 N. Rosedale Court
Round Lake, IL 60073