Marilyn Peterson
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Marilyn Peterson
  • October 3, 1937 - June 13, 2017
  • Morton, Illinois

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Marilyn Peterson, 79, of Morton, IL passed away Tuesday, June 13 2017, at Unity Point Health- Proctor Hospital.

She was born on October 3, 1937, in Peoria to Donald and Inell (Mallard) Smith. She married Keith Peterson on October 29, 1977, in East Peoria, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are her seven children: Robert (Diana) Ulick, Jeanette Ulick-Dougherty, Bradley (Kim) Ulick, Brett (Kim) Ulick, Scott (Melissa West) Peterson, Angela (Keith Kelly) Peterson, and Kelley (Nathan) Hall, eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and many friends who will miss her dearly.

Her parents, as well as her step-father, Harry “Jack” Smith, and her brother, Dennis Smith, preceded her in death.

Marilyn worked as an office secretary for Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 1 for many years before retiring in 1993. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at the Farmington Sportsmen’s Club and crocheting miles of yarn into beautiful afghans.

Marilyn was a very sweet woman with a heart of gold. She had a one-of-a-kind sense of humor that could brighten the day of the grumpiest of souls and she never knew a stranger.

Visitation will be 4:00-6:00 pm Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation. Private inurnment will be at Roberts Cemetery in Morton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.