Paul E. Peterson

Paul E. Peterson, 53, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Friday May 1, 2015 in Lake Forest, IL. He was born March 3, 1962 in Waukegan, IL to Howard and Shirley Peterson. Paul had worked for Abbott Labs/Abbvie for over 27 years. He was a graduate of Warren High School in 1981 and Carthage College in 1985. Paul was an avid Bears fan. He was a very loving and caring family oriented man, who will be forever loved and missed by family and friends. Paul is survived by his wife of 19 years, Susan, his parents Howard and Shirley Peterson, his children Jesse, Stephanie, Erik, and Rachel, his brother Craig Peterson, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his in-laws Barbara and Glen Sizelove. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday May 7, 2015 at 11:00am at the funeral chapel. Interment will be held following the services at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mundelein. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the St. Jude’s 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

16 Responses to Paul E. Peterson

  • Kim Marcoe says:

    To the Peterson family,

    I have been blessed to work with Paul for the past 21 years. Paul was an incredible mentor, leader and personal friend to me. Words cannot describe how much I will miss him! I am so incredibly sorry for your loss! Paul was taken well before any of us were ready. He touched so many lives for the good. I’m grateful I had the chance to know him as both a colleague and a cherished friend.
    I am missing Paul along with you all.

    With heartfelt sympathy,

    Kim Marcoe

  • Kelly Larson says:

    We are all trying to make sense of such a tragic and sad loss. Paul was a very kind soul who would flash a wonderful smile when he greeted you. His passing leaves a void impossible to fill. My condolences for his family.

  • Craig Wardrip says:

    Dear Peterson Family,

    I know that the shock felt by Paul’s friends is nothing compared to your pain. Paul was kind, friendly, intelligent, and extremely competent in our work field. Although I have never worked with Paul, I have know him through CBAALAS for 23 years, and have always considered him one of the great managers in our field, and a complete gentleman. I truly looked forward to seeing Paul at regional meetings. After we talked about business, we would always find time to talk about our children. His dedication and friendship will be missed greatly by all of us.

    Craig Wardrip

  • JoAnn Lamb says:

    Dear Sue and family,
    Our hearts and prayers go out to you all at this time of grief .You were truly blessed with a wonderful husband and father in your life. May peace and memories fulfill your life’s soon !
    With deepest sympathy,
    The Lamb family in your neighborhood.

  • Peter Vincich says:

    To the Peterson family,

    My heart aches for your loss. Paul was the very first person to walk up and welcome me to the Gurnee neighborhood. From the summer before 4 th grade until the end of high school we play all types of sports together. The greatest for all of us kids was playing football for Warren THS.

    I prayers go out to the Peterson family. He will always be in my heart.
    Sincerely,
    Peter Vincich

  • Cathy Peschke says:

    To the Peterson Clan,

    My heart is so heavy, Paul was taken far too soon. My condolences to those lives he touched on a daily basis. It was a honor to know, Paul.

    In honor of Paul, “Go Bears!”

    Cathy Peschke

  • Mary Vasseur Maule says:

    Dear Family:

    I am so sorry for your loss. It is clear he was clearly loved and loved you all well. I will keep you in my prayers in the coming days.
    MMM

  • The Huiras Family says:

    Dear Peterson Family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss! Paul was a wonderful, smiley person. Although our paths have not crossed many times in the past years, please know how heart broken we are for you. He was taken way too soon. Again, we are so very sorry. We will be praying for all of you. Much love and hugs to all of you,
    The Huiras family, Mike, Anne, Mike Jr., Dan and Mary Claire

  • Mike Mitten says:

    I’ve known and worked with Paul for over 25 years. We always met with a smile. I never thought of his team as a service group, but as an integral part of all of our scientific achievements. Paul’s work and life will be missed, but the example he left us to live by will be always cherished. Peace to you my friend, and comfort to your family in God’s hands.
    Mike Mitten

  • Stefan Mueller says:

    Dear Peterson family,

    I just learned about your sad loss. I’m honored to have known Paul for more than 14 years and always enjoyed working with him – in the U.S. or during his couple visits to Germany. Paul had this incredible way to lighten up a room with his smile and I remember him always being in a good mood.
    I will cherish those memories and keep them in my heart.

    While I’m deeply sad to lose a respected colleague and a dear friend much too early, I can only imagine what you are going through right now. I wish you strength in these difficult times and many good memories.
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    With heartfelt sympathy
    Stefan

  • Claudia Miller says:

    Dear Peterson Family:
    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time. I had the pleasure of working with Paul for 14 years. His personality and that great smile of his brightened up the room whenever he walked in. He was an amazing co-worker and I’m honored that he called me a friend. He touched so many lives in such a positive way and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

    My heartfelt condolences,
    Claudia Miller

  • The Callan Family says:

    Growing up in the neighborhood with Paul and Craig was a lot of fun. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson, you raised a fine son. He was always courteous, friendly, and caring. The Callan family was blessed to have such great neighbors! I was so glad to touch base and remember fond memories with you all. Paul will be greatly missed. Craig, don’t forget, Lincolnwood is just a stone’s throw from Skokie. God bless you all. The Callan Family (Emily)

  • Eva & Peter Gruener says:

    Dear Peterson Family,
    it filled us with deep sadness when we heard of the passing of Paul. We met him 8 years ago and every time we met, his warm personality and great humor impressed us. He was a great mentor and role model for Eva when they became colleagues and Eva always appreciated his valuable advice.
    We will always remember his warm smile and arms opened for a hug, which we always got to see when we met. He will be dearly missed.

    We pray for you, his family, and wish you strength for these days.

    Eva & Peter Grüner

  • Joan vaughn says:

    Susan, just heard about Paul. So sorry. Hope you and your family are doing ok.

  • Gerard Fox says:

    I’ve known and worked with Paul for many years at Abbott and AbbVie. He was integral to the success of Imaging and many other projects at our company. His smile and enthusiasm were infectious. He has kind hearted and always saw the best in people. He was adept at finding ways to get things done. Paul was frequently our first point of contact for new projects that required bringing disparate groups together. We all miss him. Gerry and the iSAT teams.

  • Wayne k Stang says:

    My belated condolences to the Peterson family as I have just learned of his passing. My seemingly short time with Pauly and Craig at college created memories of a thoughtful and caring man who knew how to have fun. I am glad to know he continues to have people around him that love and care for him.

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