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Harvey Peterson 1936 – 2024

Harvey Peterson was born July 19, 1936 in rural Nimrod, Minnesota. Harvey passed away on January 1, 2024 at the University of Chicago Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Marge Peterson, proud father of three sons: Timothy, Russell and Andrew, and loving grandfather of Dilara and Griffin.
He graduated from Menahga High School in 1954 and enlisted in the U. S. Air Force where he served four years. During his four years of service as Airman 1st Class, he earned the Medal of Good Conduct and received many awards and commendations. He spent two years in Japan and after returning, he moved to Chicago to pursue an Associates Degree in Engineering. With this experience, he began working in the manufacturing industry and with his wife purchased and ran Indesco Products, a family business, for over thirty years. Pete and Marge were married in 1961 and had been members of the Lutheran Church of the Master in Carol Stream for many years.
While Harvey lived and worked in the Chicago area for most of his life, his heart remained in Minnesota. He enjoyed outdoor recreation and was a lifelong hunter and fisherman. He was never far from sports and was a lifelong fan of his beloved Cubs and Bears. His life was also made richer by his great love for his cats, Ida and Olga. He was fun-loving, quick with a joke, and full of the most delightful mischief. He will be missed by all who knew him
He is survived by Marge, his wife of 62 years; his brother George (Laurie); his sons: Russell (Carmen) and Andrew (Fawn); and grandchildren: Dilara and Griffin. He was preceded in death by his son Timothy (Cigdem), his parents Emil and Hilda Peterson, and siblings Norma (Schultz), Harley, Jerry and Roger Peterson. Further survived by many relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held January 13, 2024 in Glen Ellyn, IL.
Arrangements were entruste to Leonard Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations, – Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Online condolencess may be left at www. leonardmemorialhome.com1-17pd

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