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“Dear Ada, I heard from friends in Rockford about your mother's passing. I remember how kind your mom was and gave so much to our growing up when we...Read More »
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Alyce Peterson, 95, of Merrill, died Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Woodland Court Elder Service under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services. She was born January 14, 1917 to the late Charles & Ethel (Jones) Sheldon. On May 8, 1942 she married Arne Peterson in Rockford Illinois. He preceded her in death December 9, 2006. Alyce was a 1935 graduate of Rockford Central High School and attended Rockford College. After marrying Arne, she became a home maker. Alyce was an active member of River Bluff Auxiliary and also a charter member of Beth Eden Church in Rockford. She and Arne moved to Merrill to be near their grandchildren in the early 1990's. Alyce was a member of Bible Presbyterian Church where she was active in the Bethany Guild. Alyce was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed family, traveling, camping, sewing and knitting. Survivors include her daughter, Ada Shales, Merrill; two grandchildren: Christopher (Melanie) Shales, and Lizzie (Jake) Kriewald; two nieces: Louise (Eugene) Peterson and Lucille Johnson, and one nephew: Michael Peterson. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Arne, son, Alan Peterson, and son-in-law, Tom Shales. Funeral Services will be held 1:30 PM on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Broadway Covenant Church in Rockford, IL. Visitation will be from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM at the church. The Rev. Robert Smallman will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Rockford, IL. The family requests memorials be given to the Alzheimer's Association. Waid Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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