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Peterson, Fred M.
Fred M. Peterson, 55, formerly of Galesburg, passed away in Las Vegas, Nev. on December 15, 2009.

Fred is the son of Donald and Donna Peterson of Las Vegas and was born in Portsmouth, Va. on May 27, 1954.

He is survived by his two daughters, Hayley (and Michael) Knuth and Abby Peterson of Peoria, Ill., two siblings, John M. (and Lindy) Peterson of Galesburg and Sarah (and Joe) Scott of Las Vegas, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Fred graduated from Galesburg High School and attended Carl Sandburg College. He worked for Burlington Northern Railway in Denver, Colo. and later owned and operated Virginia's Ice Cream, sold insurance for American Family, and was national sales manager for Protexall, Inc. His involvement in community affairs included Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce president and board of directors, YMCA board of directors, and Rotary Club.

Cremation was accorded. Memorial mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010 in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Msgr. Ernest Pizzamiglio will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. The family will receive friends following burial at a luncheon at the Parish Hall of the church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com. Arrangements are by Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.
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