Larry Petersen, 82, of Toluca (formerly of Hennepin) passed peacefully on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Unity Point Methodist Hospital, Peoria.
Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville. Pastor Deepak will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service.
Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at the funeral home.
He was born on August 25, 1939 in Spring Valley to James and Emily (Young) Petersen. Larry married Ella Sandra Hansen on January 6, 1961. She passed away in 1998. He then married Ruth Ann Baldoni on March 10, 2001.
He graduated from Hennepin High School the class of 1957. Larry farmed his whole life with Petersen's Brothers, Ayr Haven Dairy Farm.
He was a member of Hennepin United Methodist Church. He loved baseball and was a pitcher for the Hennepin Merchants and Al Cioni Ford teams.
He loved to travel and he loved spending time with his family and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Petersen of Toluca; one son, Larry Allen (Vicki) Petersen of Bloomington and their children; Brooke (Vighnesh Iyler) Petersen of Chicago and Tyler Petersen of Urbana; one brother, Jim (Sharon) Petersen of Hennepin; step-children, Julie (Doug) Stubbs of Toluca, Mary Beth (Dennis) Nona of Dalzell and Stephen Baldoni of Chillicothe; step-grandchildren, Marissa Stubbs of Washburn, Connor Baldoni of Chillicothe, Logan Shertz of Lacon and Amelia Baldoni of Hannah City; one great-grandson, Brycen Cusac and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1st wife, Sandra, one brother; John and step-son, Peter Baldoni.
Online condolences may be made to his family at www.dcfunerals.com