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Roberta Marie (Donze) Petersen

September 26, 1920 ~ July 19, 2018 (age 97)

Roberta Marie Petersen
9-26-1920 - 7-19-2018

Today a very special person has gone dancing her way to heaven.  She was all about fun, playing cards, dancing, going for rides, loved to crochet and do embroidery work, and enjoyed sharing with her family.  She was known at the nursing home for her happy and feisty moods.  She was our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.
She is survived by 3 children:  Beverly (Marvin) Cremer of Washington,IL; Barbara (Allen) Broughton of Washington,IL; Steve (Pat) Martin of Madison WI.  Seven grandchildren:  Shelley (Greg) Johnson, Mary Jill (Clovice) Holt, Christine Hert, Eric Hamilton, Marni (Tom) Hafele, David Grady, Kelly (Doug) Reardon; and nine great grandchildren:  Sarah (Shawn) Costello, Jenna Hert, Brandi (Teddy) Seymoum, Christian Hamilton, Samantha Hamilton, Claire Hamilton, Davin Reardon, Kailly Reardon, Isabella Grady, and five great-great grandchildren:  Kiara, Kaiden, Shawn Jr, Olivia and Finley.
Also surviving Roberta are 2 sisters:  Jean Moritz and Dorothy Bradley both of Streator and one brother James (Gale) Donze of Cornell.  She was preceded in death by her parents Peter and Josephine Donze; sisters Josie Donze and Lenora (Bill) Hansen; brothers Dean (Jean) Donze and Donald (Marie) Donze; daughter Sharon (Jerry) Hert and granddaughter Jennifer Hert.

Visitation will be held Tuesday (July 24, 2018) from 1 – 2 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Services will be held on Tuesday at 2 PM at the funeral home followed by burial services at Rooks Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing, 700 N. Main St., Eureka, IL

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