Mildred Petersen

Obituary of Mildred J. Petersen

Mildred J. Petersen
(nee Gregorich)

Mildred J. Petersen, (nee Gregorich), of Crest Hill, passed away peacefully, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.

Born in Crest Hill, IL, she was the daughter of Martin F. and Justine (nee Bradach) Gregorich, and was a lifelong resident.

She married Willis H. "Bill" Petersen, and they enjoyed 65 years of marriage prior to his passing  December 11, 2013.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Martin Gregorich; and one nephew, Martin Gregorich, III.

Millie is survived by a niece, Michelle Peterson; a godchild, David Gasmovic; special cousins, Melanie Keltz and Georgia Bradach; and special friend and caregiver, Robert A. Kinmonth.

Mildred was a lifelong parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Joliet.  She attended St. Joseph Grade School, Lockport Township High School and Beauty School.  She was a member of KSKJ Lodge 29 and the Slovenian Union of America.

Mildred was a licensed beautician for many years working for Silhouette Beauty and later out of her home.

The family and friends of Mildred Peterson wish to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to Joliet Area Community Hospice for making Mildred’s final days comfortable.  Donations in Mildred’s memory to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be very much appreciated.

Services for Mildred Petersen were held privately and burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Joliet.  Fred C. Dames Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at