Ronald "Ron" Peterson

March 9, 1952February 1, 2013

WOODSTOCK - Ronald Scott Peterson, born 60 years ago in Chicago, died Feb 1, 2013 in Woodstock. He grew up in Edison Park, graduated from Saint Juliana in 1966, Notre Dame High School in 1970, and Washburn Trade School in 1974, becoming an IBEW #134 electrician. Ron inspired others with his belief that every dream can be realized. He owned his own electrical company, concrete company, built and sold homes, and bought Oney’s Tree Farm. He ran circles around the ordinary man and his wife accused him of building business plans in his sleep. Ron enjoyed fishing, photography, gold panning, gem stone exploration, and his family and friends will miss his devilish sense of humor and big smile. Ron is survived by Dawn, his wife of 39 years; his son Scott (Christina) of Woodstock; his daughter Michelle (Christopher Klein) of Milwaukee, WI; 3 grandchildren; siblings David (Lisa) Peterson and Sandy (Larry) McGurk; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Peterson and Elaine Uszler-Peterson . The family would like to thank the Woodstock Hospice Center for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to University of Chicago Head and Neck Cancer Research, 5841 S. Maryland Ave. MC 1035, Chicago, IL 60637. Visitation will be held from 4pm to 7pm on Monday, February 4 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, February 5 from 9:30am to the 10:30 Funeral Mass at Saint Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock. Interment will follow in Acacia Park Cemetery in Norridge.


  • Visitation Monday, February 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Lyn Estka

February 2, 2014

Ron......thanks for keeping an eye on all of us.....and for giving us all the memories we carry of you in our hearts everyday. Miss you deeply my dear cousin.

Susan Nelson

February 1, 2014

I can't believe it's been a year already, Dawn. I'm sure you see it otherwise. I love how you have gone forth, in his spirit, and done the things you have done this past year in his memory, knowing he is beside you all the way. Healing. you are a strong lady! XO

Dawn Peterson

February 1, 2014

A difficult year has passed, putting one foot before the other. We miss you and your smiling face. Miss your strength and keen mind. Miss your sense of humor and your love. Keep watch over us. Continue to guide us until we meet again.

Jan Wies

April 2, 2013

Dearest Dawn, We are so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. God Bless you during this time. Jan Wies

henry and karen goetz

February 6, 2013

Our sincere sympathy to the the family of Ron Peterson, from Henry and Karen Goetz. Henry worked with Ron when he was in local 134, and they were both at Continental Electric. They became friends and when Ron had his own company, Henry occasionaly helped. As he read the stories, he remembered working a job,many years ago, where one new electrician turned his radio very loud, Ron turned it down for him and the young man turned it back up, After one more try, he walked back, took out his pliers, and snip, no more loud radio. There was always an answer to a problem. Henry is in his late seventys now and we did not see them often, but truly feel sorrow that his joy for like was cut short. He always had a smile, even with pliers in his hand.

Dawn Peterson

February 5, 2013

Ron had quiet calm ways of dealing with the kids when they misbehaved. When Scott and Toby were in high school, they came home inebriated..and as usual, I was waiting up for them. I was so angry. Ron came downstairs to settle things by putting a hand on my shoulder and saying, "it's okay. They're home. They're safe. Go to bed." Then he looked at the boys and winked, "See ya in the morning, boys!" with that big smile of his.
The next morning at 5:00am. he turned on all the lights and dragged them out of bed to go clean the animal pens in the barn.
They were totally schooled, because each time they misbehaved it meant an early wake up and work on the farm.

Lorrie Aston-Linquist

February 5, 2013

Ron's sister Sandy and I were best friends starting in grade school when we lived in Edison Park, so I have many wonderful memories of “Race Car Ron” and his shenanigans. He made sure to win every Monopoly game, did his best to scare us at every opportunity, and always kept things lively and fun. I'll forever remember his kindness, incredible work ethic, quest to explore and live life to the fullest. My heartfelt sympathy to Sandy, Dave, Lyn, and Ron's family. We were all so fortunate to have Ron in our lives.

Don Felz

February 5, 2013

It has been many years since Ron and I worked together at Byron station during it's construction, but I remember our conversations vividly. When the project was winding down, I asked Ron what he was going to do next and he said that he was going to buy a Christmas tree farm! I said, you are an electrician not a farmer, are you crazy? Reading his obituary, it all makes sense now...he was truly a man that enjoyed the adventure and journey of life. May God rest his soul.

Joe Carpenter

February 5, 2013

Very sorry for your loss. our prayers are with you. Joe Carpenter+family

Bob Jurewicz

February 5, 2013

Dawn, Michelle and Scott, our sincerest and deepest condolences on the loss of Ronnie. He was like a big brother to me when Dave and I were growing up. Please know that he was a big influence on a lot of people, We'll truly miss him!

The Jurewicz Family