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Mr. Stuart "Stubby" Peterson

1942 - 2021


Mr. Stuart “Stubby” Peterson, 78, of Galesburg, Illinois died 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Neurological ICU, Peoria, Illinois

He was born July 31, 1942 in Galesburg to Stuart and Harriet Peterson.  He married Judy Stanners on November 30, 1963 in Galesburg.  She survives. 

Stubby and Judy were blessed with two sons, Scott Peterson of Galesburg and Steven (and Brenda) of Galesburg a brother, Joseph Peterson of Pleasanton, California, and five grandchildren, Trevor, Chance, Savannah, Sean, and Erik. 

Stubby graduated from Galesburg High School in 1960.  He attended the University of Illinois and then came home to farm.  He was self-employed in farming with his father and later with his son Steven.  Stubby and Steven went on to develop, manufacture, and market Striptill Equipment from all across the United States to Australia, China, Russia, Canada, and Mexico.  He was an original member of the Grizzly 8 Club.  Stubby enjoyed life at the fullest means possible.  He enjoyed family vacations in the north during the summer and particularly loved the winter vacations in Florida.  He loved being with his family, especially with the grandchildren. 

Cremation will be accorded.  Due to social distancing limitations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorials can be made to the family.  Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at 


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Tina Guardalabene

April 23, 2021 8:37 PM

I am so sad to hear of Stubs passing. I always enjoyed talking and joking with him when he came in to Midstate Manufacturing where I worked. He loved to talk about his family. May God wrap you in his comforting embrace.  

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Nadene Pottorf Haynes

April 19, 2021 11:04 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Stubs passing. I was a classmate of his and shared many memories of our high school days. Judy my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care and look forward to the days that your many memories with Stub will bring a smile and laughter rather than tears.

Terry Kelley

April 19, 2021 5:01 PM

Judy and family, so sorry hearing that Stub passing. Had many fond memories over the years. Prayers being said. Terry Kelley

Lori Rednour

April 19, 2021 3:49 PM

so Sorry to hear about the passing of Stub he was a great guy and was a joy to be around. sending condolences and prayers to the family
Brian & Lori Rednour

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