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“Thoughts n Prayers to Linda. He was a such a joy to all who knew him. His infectious smile & hugs will be greatly missed. ”
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STERLING – Michael A. Peterson, age 63, died Sunday, January 7, 2018 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling.
Michael was born of March 25, 1954 in Rockford the son of Harry and Lorraine (Pieske) Peterson. Since 1980 Michael made his home at Exceptional Care and Training Center in Sterling. Many who worked at ECTC, affectionately called him "Old Man" or "Pappy". He could express his wants and needs through simple gestures and pointing to yes or no on his communication board. Michael was a sweet man who will be remembered for his smile and wave. He enjoyed listening to music on his headphones and joking with staff at ECTC. Michael will be missed by many friends at ECTC and his long time guardian Linda Curran.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Gathering of family and friends will be Friday, January 12, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Private burial at Cedar Bluff Cemetery in Rockford at a later date.
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