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Paul Eugene Petersen

December 11, 1963 August 22, 2021
Paul Eugene Petersen
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Obituary for Paul Eugene Petersen

The sound of an 18-wheeler turns from a roar to a purr as it brings precious cargo to Heaven.

Paul Eugene Petersen was born December 11, 1963, to the late Warren Petersen and former wife, Ida Marie Burkamper. Paul was raised and educated in Prophetstown, IL. Always enjoying sports to play and watch. He played basketball and football while in high school. After high school, he played basketball and then played fast pitch softball in Nationals for three years, including Sacrament, CA, Minot, ND and Garland, TX. He married Sally Fischbach. Paul was a member of the Prophetstown Motorcycle Club and a lifetime member of the Prophetstown United Methodist Church. A highlight of his sports career was playing slow pitch softball in the middle of winter, snow, sleet ice, freezing rain with all proceeds going to March of Dimes. Golf was another sport he enjoyed.

Paul’s trucking career started in 1983 for Walnut Grove, then went on to include Pepsi Stewart Beverage, TPC, Federal Express Freight, Wiersema and Schneider/Walmart Trucking.

Quick wit and teasing sarcasm were also traits he was noted for, as well as a very caring personality. Seldom did he forget a birthday or any other important date. Above all, was the love of family, especially daughter, Hannah Mariah and son, Skyler Paul and grandkids, Mariah and Kaiden. He really loved keeping track of his nieces and nephews.

Remembering him with deep love and affection are his mother, Ida Marie Burkamper; son, Skyler Paul Petersen and his two children, Mariah and Kaiden; Paul’s daughter, Hannah Mariah Petersen; Paul’s sister, Beth Petersen (Tim Noel); brother, Corey (Lorrie) Petersen, their two sons, Dillon and Brayden; his brother Rick (Laura) Burkamper and son, Alex (Amanda) and daughter, Kaitlyn Burkamper. Numerous cousins and good friends and also, three stepsisters, Juli, Susan, Pat and stepbrother Gary.

He was preceded in death by a baby brother, Russel Paul; his dad and stepmom, Warren and Anne Petersen; stepdad, Richard Burkamper; grandparents, Russel and Theresa Petersen, Gladys and Elmer Workman; uncle, Randy Workman and Randy Workman’s son, Randy.

Visitation will be at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home, Prophetstown, IL, on Sunday, August 29, 2021, from noon to 2:00 PM with the service at 2:00 PM.

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Visitation

Sunday

29

Aug

12:00 PM 8/29/2021 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 8/29/2021 2:00:00 PM
Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home

320 LaFayette Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home
320 LaFayette Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States

Service

Sunday

29

Aug

2:00 PM 8/29/2021 2:00:00 PM
Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home

320 LaFayette Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home
320 LaFayette Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States
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