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Elizabeth "Sis" Petersen, age 72, of Sterling, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at her home with her children.

Sis was born December 12, 1944, in Linton, Ind. the daughter of Thomas and Rosemary (Haseman) Williard. She married John T. Petersen on July 10, 1965 in Downers Grove. She was a lifelong Cubs fan and loved traveling, reading and watching movies.

Survivors include two daughters, Laurie (Dane) Ruth and Deborah (Todd) Frieberg both of Sterling; one son, Robert (Holly) Petersen of Medina, Ohio; and five grandchildren, Isabella, Jack, Carter, Kate and Lillian.

She was preceded in death by her husband; father; and two brothers, Tom Williard and Edward Williard.

A gathering of family and friends will be Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 4 – 6 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.

A memorial has been established.