Obituary for Barbara Jean Peterson

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Barbara Jean Peterson

December 6, 1927 - November 20, 2017

Barbara Jean Peterson, 89, of Decatur, passed away, Monday, November 20, 2017, at the Hendrickson House in Decatur.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be Decatur Bible Church. Those wishing to sign Barbara’s guestbook may do so online at

Barbara was born on December 6, 1927 to James and Mary (Johnson) Johnson in Kokomo, Indiana. On July 19, 1947, she married Lloyd Edward Peterson. Barbara was full of life, she loved a lot of people and a lot of people loved her. She enjoyed camping at Yogi Bear Campground in Plymouth, Indiana and just enjoying life with her good friend Vickie Brudnicki. Barbara loved kids and having them around her. Her special kids and family was the Turner family, she very much thought of them as her own.

Barbara is survived by her children Jewel (Tim) Guritz of Decatur and James Lloyd Peterson of Dowagiac; Grandchildren Sam (Stacey) Guritz of Grayling, MI, Brian (Nicole) Guritz of Decatur, Lynn Sheppard of Iron, MI, Angela Masunas of Niles, Amy (Masunas) Heiermann of Niles, Shonda (Matt) Baumgardner of Three Rivers and Jimmy Peterson of Marcellus and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lloyd Edward Peterson and son Kenneth Neal Peterson.


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Born: December 6, 1927
Died: November 20, 2017

Condolences for Barbara Jean Peterson

Lynn Shepard posted on 11/27/17

Your personality was larger then life and you lived your life to the fullest. Love you so much.


Shannon Kenyon posted on 11/24/17

My favorite memory was when you used to catch me and Jimmy in your bedroom and we both got in trouble the expression on your beautiful face was priceless you will forever be missed R.I.P grandma Love you!


Shonda posted on 11/24/17

You will be missed grandma.


Susan Haringer posted on 11/22/17

Auntie Barb you were always a part of my life. Your love for me was always there. I have so many wonderful memories I could write a book. You will be greatly missed. Knowing I will see you in heaven comforts me. Sue Haringer