Home 9 Obituaries 9 Melvin L. Peterson

Melvin L. Peterson

February 26, 1921 - April 2, 2021

    July 17, 2021 | 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church
    1145 N. 5th Avenue
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Funeral
  • July 17, 2021 | 11:30 A.M.
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church
    1145 N. 5th Avenue
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location

Melvin L. Peterson, 100, died peacefully on April 2, 2021 at his residence in River Glen Assisted Living in St. Charles.

The son of Roy and Ellen Peterson, Melvin was born on February 26, 1921 in St. Charles, IL.  Melvin was raised in St. Charles and attended St. Charles schools.  On August 3, 1946, he married Ruth A. Anderson at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles.

Survived by his son Tom (Diane), two grandchildren – Erik (Laura) Peterson, and Carin (Brad) Masel, two great-grandchildren – Ashe Masel and Ellinor Peterson,  and a niece, nephews and sister-in-law.

A lifetime of work and service included: lifelong member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Baker Community Center Board for 70 years, St. Charles History Museum, Wasco Sanitary District, and owner of Wasco Blacksmith Shop for 40 years.  He and Ruth also loved their RV trips all over the country with friends and family.

A Memorial Visitation will be 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Followed by a Celebration of Life, Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church 1145 N. 5th Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois.

Donations in Melvin’s memory may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1145 No 5th Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174.

For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060.


Jim Breen from Saint charles, Il, IL

"I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Melvin for many years beginning in late 1991 when I started serving as Manager of Baker Community Center and Director of the Saint Charles Park District. Melvin was a wonderful man who will be missed by many. He could always be counted upon when I or the Baker Board needed his assistance at the community center and his insight into the community and its history. Sincerely, Jim Breen"

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *