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Russell "Cookie" Petersen, Sr.

June 22, 2018
Russell "Cookie" Petersen, Sr.
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Obituary for Russell "Cookie" Petersen, Sr.

Russell passed away on June 22, 2018 at age 92 after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Gloria "Lol” Petersen. He is survived by his children: Betty Lu (Larry) Coon, Russell Jr (Michele), Tom (Diane), Dave (Deb), George (Sharon Cooper) Petersen; grandchildren: Russell, Ross (Marina), Sarah (Jamal) Mir, Michael (fiancé Megan Millard), Dave Jr. (fiancé Jessica Pelot), Lauren (Scott Handley), Douglas Petersen, Josh, Mia Cooper, Lauren Sadler; great grandsons: Zaman, Zain, Zaidan Mir; many loving nieces and nephews; dear friends Tracy Wiseman, and Rich and Sue Fowler and family.
As one of 10 children, Cookie was raised in South Chicago, and graduated from Mount Carmel High School. He honorably served his country in the US Navy during World War II.
He was a retired electrician from LTV Steel. Cookie was a wonderful family man and regularly attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
He was quick witted, a cartoon artist and well known as a world class joke teller. Cookie was loved by many, young and old alike. His favorite pastimes were gardening and spending time with his loved ones and friends, especially at the family cottage on Hudson Lake.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 25th 1:00 to 8:00 pm at Fagen Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Ave Highland, IN. Rosary at 1:15 pm. Funeral services will begin with prayers at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10 am with a Mass of Christian burial to follow at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Burial Chapel Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Hospice of the Calumet Area or the charity of your choice.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

25

Jun

1:00 PM 6/25/2018 1:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/25/2018 8:00:00 PM
Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - Highland

2828 Highway Avenue
Highland, IN 46322

Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - Highland
2828 Highway Avenue Highland 46322 IN
United States

pre service prayers at the funeral home

Tuesday

26

Jun

10:00 AM 6/26/2018 10:00:00 AM
Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - Highland

2828 Highway Avenue
Highland, IN 46322

Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - Highland
2828 Highway Avenue Highland 46322 IN
United States

funeral mass our lady of grace church

Tuesday

26

Jun

10:30 AM 6/26/2018 10:30:00 AM
Our Lady of Grace Church

3025 Highway Ave
Highland, IN 46322

Our Lady of Grace Church
3025 Highway Ave Highland 46322 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

711 W 77th Ave
Schererville, IN 46375

711 W 77th Ave Schererville 46375 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hospice of the Calumet

Charity of your choice

Our Lady of Grace Church

3025 Highway Ave
Highland, IN 46322
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