Matthew James Peterson
Matthew James Peterson, 29, of Springfield, died at 11:39 pm, Thursday, March 24, 2016 at home. He was born March 20, 1987, in Galesburg to James Larry Peterson and Pamela Jean Jackson.
He is survived by his companion, Bobette Walker; father, James Peterson of Toulon; mother Pamela Jackson (companion, Brian Lehmann) of Springfield, and grandmother, Pat Price of Chillicothe and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arlie and Mary Peterson, grandfather, Francis Jackson, and cousin, Jason Jackson.
Matthew was a resident of Springfield since 2008. He was an electrician apprentice with IBEW #193. He enjoyed playing guitar, working on home improvement projects, grilling out and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Illini. He was a huge college basketball fan.
Visitation: 4 – 7 pm, Monday, March 28, 2016, at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Matthew Peterson Memorial Fund.