Ronald Peterson Jr.

Ronald Peterson Jr.

Ronald Peterson Jr., 56, of Karnak, died Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 1:45 p.m. at his residence.

Mr. Peterson was born on April 12, 1966, in Yorkville, the son of Clara Mae Holst and Ronald Allan Peterson Sr. 

He married Tina Marie Slusher on March 22, 1997. She survives.

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He began his career as an over the road truck driver and later transitioned to OilDri, where he worked for over 15 years. He attended Maple Grove Baptist Church.

Besides his wife, survivors include a daughter, Kerri Ann (Ricky Jr.) Plazarin; a grandson, Kevin Lee Plazarin; one step-daughter, Michelle Rene Orack Paller; one step-granddaughter, Averie Laureen Orack; siblings Beverly, Tina, Sherry, Jennifer and Jack; special friends Larry and Treesa Sauerbrunn, Mark Sauerbrunn, Ida Sauerbrunn and Renee Sauerbrunn; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Peterson was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Lynn Peterson; as well as special friends Harold “Pops” Sauerbrunn Sr. and Harold “Bud” Sauerbrunn Jr.

Funeral services were at noon Monday, May 16, at Crain Funeral Home in Ullin, with Pastor Jim Collins officiating. Burial and military honors were held at Concord Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the family. Crain Funeral Home in Ullin was in charge of arrangements.

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