Cover photo for Harold Peterson's Obituary
Harold Peterson Profile Photo
1944 Harold Peterson 2023

Harold Peterson

April 26, 1944 — October 10, 2023


Harold D. Peterson, 79, of Eureka passed away at 11:26 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at his residence.

He was born on April 26, 1944 in Pocahontas, Arkansas a son of Murray and Opal Fultner Peterson. He married Linda D. Craig on September 4, 1971 in Marquette Heights, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Brian (Kristin) Peterson of Downs, IL; Jeff “Boone” Peterson of Eureka; one daughter, Shannon D. (Jim) Burgund of Washburn; two brothers; five sisters; eight grandchildren, Kendrick, Malik, Dayton, Jayden, Brooke, Zoe, Ava, Ike; five great grandchildren, Beatrice, Sam, Timmy, Ava, Winnie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Marty and Lonnie Peterson.

Harold worked at Caterpillar for 44 years.

Harold served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

A Celebration of Life will be held on November 11, 2023 at 2 p.m. at the Outpost in Eureka. Cremation will be accorded. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements for the family.

Memorial Contributions can be made the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

To send flowers to the family in memory of Harold Peterson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, November 11, 2023

2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

The Outpost Restaurant, Bar, Pizza, and Carry-out Liquor Store

1200 S Main St, Eureka, IL 61530

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 778

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Send A Card

Send A Card