Arlene “Arzie” Petersen, nee Shafer

Petersen Arlene Arzie

Arlene “Arzie” Petersen, nee Shafer, age 82, of Chicago. Loving mother of Sheryl Hallmann and Gary (Nancy) Petersen, grandmother of Tracy (Adam) Keyes, Timothy Sender, Kristin Petersen, Collin Sender and Jason Petersen; great grandmother of Connor Keyes; sister of Lois (the late Joe) Kasper, Selma Locke and the late Gordon (the late Nancy) Shafer; loving aunt and great aunt of many; loving daughter of the late William Shafer and the late Sylvia Shafer, nee Prazak. Memorial Visitation Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 2 P.M. to 7 P.M. and Monday, August 20, 2018 from 10:30 A.M. to time of Service 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Elm Lawn Cemetery, Elmhurst. Memorials appreciated to Community Support Services, 9021 Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513 or Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church, 250 Woodside Rd, Riverside, IL 60546. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Tenika Hilton condolence:

    The Hilton’s extends our condolences to you and your family, I will miss Ms. Arlene, Love Tenika

  2. Michelle Cox condolence:

    My heart is so heavy right now. This my work momma going to miss her dearly

  3. Haydee Fairgrieve condolence:

    My deepest sympathies to your family. Arlene will be missed. She was such a lovely lady.

  4. wendy foss condolence:

    Sheryl, remembering our teenage years hanging at your moms house in Chicago.
    How the years have flown by! So glad she got to enjoy all of your family and Gary’s. What a strong women. Luv ya

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