Jill Peterson


ARCHBOLD -- Jill Renee Petersen, 53, of Archbold, died Monday, November 12, 2012, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center after a battle with pancreatic/liver cancer.

Jill was born on November 4, 1959, in Napoleon, Ohio, to Robert L. and Bonnie Kay (Curtis) Eis. They both survive. Jill attended the Archbold Evangelical Church.

Also surviving are her husband of 17 years, Mark S. Petersen; and seven children, daughters, Leah (Trevor) Fruth of Archbold and Randi (Adam) Fike of Chicago, Illinois; sons, all at home, Trevor Meyer, Mathias, Isaac, Gabriel and Samuel Petersen; one grandson, Jasper Migs Fruth; one sister, Kathy Jo Orra, Rossford, Ohio. She is also survived by three stepdaughters, Gwenn (Jeff) Maas of Custar, Ginny (Steve) George of Archbold and Laura (Josh) Knollman, West Chester; and 10 stepgrandchildren.

Jill was preceded in death by her brother, Robert L. Eis Jr.; and her first husband, Randy Meyer.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012, at the Archbold Evangelical Church, with Pastor Jesse Kahler officiating. Interment will follow in the Archbold Cemetery. Visitation will be held in the atrium of the Archbold Evangelical Church on Thursday from 2-8 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions go to a special fund for the continued education of the remaining children at home. The family would also like to thank everyone that has helped them through this journey. There are no words to express our appreciation. May God bless each and everyone of you.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with arrangements.

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