Larry Peterson, 63, of South Beloit, Ill., died Sunday, March 10, 2013, in his home.

He was born March 2, 1950, to the late Charles and Doris (Hanson) Peterson in Austin. He served in the U.S. Navy. He recently retired from DTI manufacturing in Rockford, Ill., and was active with St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

He enjoyed watching old western movies and country music. He also enjoyed golfing and was an avid Minnesota Viking fan. He loved a good family gathering and will be fondly remembered for his witty sense of humor.

He is survived by his six siblings, Sandra (Denis) Anderson, Diana Roser, David (Lu Anne) Peterson, Cynthia Peterson, Greg (Sandy) Peterson and Susan (David) Garry and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother in law, Kurt Roser.

A celebration of life service was held on Thursday, March 14, at the Brian Mark Funeral Home in Beloit. Please share a memory or a condolence with the Peterson family on the website, brianmarkfh.com.