Carl Lawrence Petersen, 91, of Beach Park, went home to be with the Lord on July 14, 2021, at Gurnee Place. He was born on October 21, 1929, in Waukegan to the late John Lawrence and Anna Kristen (nee Jorgensen) Petersen. On February 12, 1972, in Waukegan, Carl married the love of his life, Janet (nee Nelson). He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII, and later served in the Navy Reserves. Carl worked as a printer for the Waukegan News Sun, the Herald American, and the Chicago Tribune. He is survived by his loving family, his devoted wife of 49 years, Janet Petersen; daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Dan Inman; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Laura Stephens; five grandchildren, Ashley (Christopher) Bouchard, Erin (Nick) Ruggiero, Tyler Inman, Emma (Jonathan) Cramer, and Thea (Carsten) Colburn; seven great grandchildren, Evan, Olivia, and Levi Bouchard, Rainen and Osher Cramer, Keena and Cohen Colburn; one sister, Anna Lucille Mahncke; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his four brothers and three sisters-in-law, William (Grace) Petersen, Ingolf (Ilse) Petersen, Robert Petersen, Walter (Ann) Petersen; and one brother-in-law, Robert Mahncke. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, August 6, 2021, from 5-7pm, at Gurnee Community Church, 4555 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee. A memorial service will follow the visitation at church at 7pm. In Carl's loving memory, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gurnee Community Church, www.gcchome.org. Interment will be private and take place at Northshore Garden of Memories in North Chicago. Arrangements entrusted to Sambrano Funeral & Cremation, Gurnee. Please sign the guestbook at LauraSambranoFunerals.com; 847-571-7719.
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