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Minnie "Bobbie" Peterson

February 2, 2021

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Long-time Rockford resident, Minnie “Bobbie” Peterson, was called home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at the age of 93. 

Born in Lambert, Mississippi, Bobbie loved her family, enjoyed traveling, and when asked how she was doing, frequently answered, “Fine Like Wine”.  Bobbie was a “giver” of love and great patience.  Her Catholic faith was always close to her heart and a faithful member of St. Edwards Catholic Church. 

Bobbie is pre-deceased by her husband of 50 years, LaVern Peterson, and daughter Rosemary Peterson.  She is survived by children, Gloria Cooper of Booneville, AR; Bea (Richard) Scott of Temple Terrace, FL; Tammy Boyer (Blaine Rucks) of Rockford, IL; Debbie (Joseph) Yaccarino of Kennesaw, GA; Matthew Peterson of Rockford, IL; Edie (Dennis) Ballard of Byron, IL; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Bobbie is survived by thirteen grandchildren:  JR (Kara) Boyer, Gabriel Boyer, Tabitha (Jeb) Yohnka, Blake (Brittany) Boyer, Brandy (Ben) Korth, Richard Kyle Scott, Brittany (Morgan) Brown, Joseph Yaccarino, Christian Cooper (Cristy Strassle), Hayley Scott, Savannah Scott, Kaitlyn Yaccarino (Joshua Abanifi), Nathan Myers, and thirteen great grandchildren: Trace Butler, Natalee Cooper, Josiah Yohnka, Lexi Mae Yohnka, Cooper Yohnka, Bodhi Brown, Thoreau Brown, Sawyer Brown, Owen Korth, Knox Korth, Theodore Korth, Joshua Abanifi, Noah Abanifi.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on February 6, 2021, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Rockford, IL, at 12:00 PM.  Burial to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  Additional details are in Sundberg Funeral Home website. 

Our family is grateful for the care Gloria gave to our Mother during her final years.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hopewell Cemetery 1152 Eastwood Drive, Booneville, AR 72217.



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Mass of Christian Burial
February 6, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Patrick s Catholic Church

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