MORRIS — Luanne Ferguson (nee Peterson), 76, of Morris, formerly of Princeton and Elburn, passed away peacefully with loved ones by her side on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at Morris Hospital.
She was born Jan. 13, 1943, to the late Mildred (nee Johnson) and Ernest Peterson in Morris, where she was raised and educated, a graduate of Morris High School, Class of 1961.
Beloved wife of 47 years to David Ferguson; loving mother of Eric and Jen, Darren and Jay Ferguson; proud grandmother of Meghan, Avery, Ethan and Peyton, Jake and Delilah, and Caroline; dear sister of Byron (Raelene) Peterson; and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews, including Lisa Jacobson. Several other relatives also survive, including Juanita Jennings and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Mervin Peterson; and sister, Naomi Kunkel.
Luanne, her family and friends will be forever grateful for the compassionate and loving care that Jen and Lisa provided during her final days.
Luanne will be remembered fondly as a selfless woman with a gentle spirit who cherished those around her. She always looked forward to the monthly get-togethers with her classmates; however, her greatest joy and passion were her grandchildren.
A basketball fan, more specifically a Chicago Bulls fan, Luanne also delighted in crocheting, handcrafting and decorating doll houses, flower gardening and puzzles.
Visitation for Luanne will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 1201 W. Route 6 at Deerpath Drive, Morris.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Roy Backus officiating. Interment will follow in Fox River Cemetery in Norway, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, www.turningpointeautismfoundation.org, are requested.
For more information, call 815-942-5040 or visit her memorial tribute at www.fredcdames.com.