Philip “Butch” Petersen, Jr.
Age 55 of Joliet, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.
Born April 16, 1964 in Joliet, Philip was a son of Philip, Sr. and Kathi (Gebhardt) Petersen. He was raised and educated in Joliet and graduated from Joliet East High School with the class of 1982. Butch was a die-hard Chicago Sports fan with the exception of the Chicago Cubs. He enjoyed playing frisbee golf and could usually be found huddled over a good book. Butch’s favorite was the Lord of The Rings Series. Butch will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his mother, Kathi; siblings: Christine Petersen, Sharon Petersen (Joe Henn) and Michael Petersen; niece: Roxanne (Donnie) Schultheis; nephew: Brody Zarek; great niece and nephew: Connor and Emersyn; cousin: Stephen Russell; dear friend: John Sharp; uncle: Terry Gebhardt; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as his two best fur friends: Tobi and Titus.
Butch was preceded in death by his father: Philip, Sr. on September 2, 2006; niece: Melissa Petersen; maternal grandparents: Henry and Katherine Gebhardt, and paternal grandparents, Arthur and Mary Petersen.
Per Butch’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and a private service will be held at a later date.