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David "Petey" Peterson

April 14, 1963 — January 4, 2021

David Peterson


Age 57 of Joliet, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 4, 2021 at his home.

Petey will always be remembered for his big heart, big personality and never ending generosity. He made friends wherever he went and loved to joke around and have fun. He also made sure you were having fun. Petey was considered a “Jack of all trades” when it came to work and could fix just about anything. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. In his free time, Petey could be found hanging with the crowd at Gustos Bar, grilling, practicing karate, riding Harley’s or shooting pool. His pride and joy was his daughter Cassie or “Peanut” as he would call her, and his three grandsons. He always made sure that she knew he loved her today, tomorrow, forever and always.

Petey is survived by his daughter: Cassie Pokarney; grandsons: Jace, Jaxon and Jetson; twin sister: Donna Fairfield; brother: Ken (Julie) Peterson, and sisters: Nancy (Steve) Wilkey, Judy (Doug) Herron and Theresa (Mark) Rhoder, and his father: Earl Peterson.

He was preceded in death by his mother: Theresa Peterson and his daughter: Shauna.

Per Petey’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

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