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William Shane Peterson

William Shane Peterson 41 of Kenney, IL passed away 10 PM December 14, 2018 in Macon County as a result of a single-vehicle accident. 


Celebration of Shane's life will be held after the holidays.


Memorials may be directed to William Shane Peterson memorial fund. 


Shane was born March 14, 1977, in Fort Worth, TX the son of Patrick Peterson and Kathleen Pitman. He married Jennifer Carter on March 13, 2012 in Clinton, IL.


Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Peterson, Kenney, IL; father, Patrick Peterson, Clinton, IL; mother, Kathleen (John) Zeller, MN; children, Jonathan Peterson, Kenney, IL, Gage, Decatur, IL, Paris, Travis, and Cameron all of Kenney, IL, Alex Clymer, Ashley Jesse, Brittany Jesse; biological mother, Kelly Garcia, Tilden, TX; grandmother, Rhea Peterson, Clinton, IL; siblings, Jessica Keough, Pleasanton, TX, Chelcie Garcia, Pleasanton, TX, Cody Garcia, Jourdanton, TX, Cory Garcia, Tilden, TX, Shana Nickel, MN, Eliza Zeller, MN, Sheridan Zeller, MN, and John Zeller, MN; and niece, Madison Keough, Pleasanton, TX. 


He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Paul "Bearpaw" Peterson.


Shane was a partner in Freedom Wood Restoration in Omaha, NB. His interests include Native American Culture, powwows, fishing and home projects. He was a very dedicated and hard-working man. He loved his family and friends and spending time with them.