David Allen Peterson Nov. 21, 1934 – Sept. 11, 2020

David Allen Peterson

      David A. “Dave” Peterson, 85 of Crystal Lake, Ill. died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Ill.  He was born Nov. 21, 1934 in Jewel, Iowa to Hawley and Emma (Sunno) Peterson.

      Dave grew up on a farm and was determined not to spend his life milking cows, so he joined the army and is a veteran of the Korean war.  Upon his discharge, he married Carolee (Iverson) and they had two children Pamela Fuller and Steven (Kathleen) Peterson.  Dave was the proud owner of Dave’s Union 76 gasoline and service station in Arlington Heights, Ill.  Dave divorced and married Ruth (Kindler) and they enjoyed houseboating, snowmobiling, and horses.  Dave had a wide range of interests and talents, but an African Safari was a highlight in his life.  Dave worked hard and retired at age 50, divorced and married Elizabeth “Libby” (Hoffman-Podpora) in 1990, and together they traveled the country, golfing and touring every state.  They settled in Monticello, Iowa in 2000 and eventually returned to Illinois in 2011. 

      Dave is survived by his loving wife, Libby; daughter Pamela Fuller; son Steven (Kathleen) Peterson; stepchildren Lynne Iverson and Michael (Jennifer) Podpora, Cheryl nee Frost, Scott Frost; grandchildren Jennifer (Robert) Schlosser, Andrea (Daniel) Saltijeral, Scott Wasserman, Bryan (Anne) Wasserman, Arden and Emma Podpora, Brooke and Brock Iverson; great-grandchildren Lilith and Connor Schlosser, Matty Saltijeral, Abbi and Brandon Wasserman; his sisters Beverly Thompson, Marlene Fardal; brothers Dale (Sharon) Peterson, Michael Peterson, and their families; along with many cousins, extended family, and friends; further survived by his first wife Carolee. 

      He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Phillip (Marilyn) Peterson; sister Mary Bowers; brothers-in-law Lyle Thompson, Earl Solberg, Kyle Dykstra, Earl Bowers, Matthew Fardal; sister-in-law Judy Peterson; niece Darla and nephew Mike Jr. Peterson;  step son-in-law Bart Iverson; second wife Ruth; and his “Maggie dog”.

      There will be no services at this time.  Dave donated his body to science research and interment will be at Abraham National Cemetery (Elwood, Ill.) at a later date.

      Donations appreciated to  Camp Courageous or any VA charity in Dave’s name.   


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