June M. Petros, 89, of Marengo, and formerly of Crystal Lake, passed away December 7, 2012 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.
She was born May 22, 1923 in Minneapolis, MN to Walter and Margaret (Anderson) Nelson. In 1945 she married George Petros in Chicago.
June and George moved to Crystal Lake in the 1960s where they resided until 1980 when they moved to Marengo and became the owners of George and June Petros' Stables. Following George's death in 1995, June continued to care for their 12 race horses. She took great pride in her horses. She always loved to be outdoors, even mowing her 10 acres of land up until last year.
She is survived by her siblings, Mel Nelson and Marilyn (Tom) Blue; her sister-in-law, Anita Papanek; her brother-in-law, Mike Petros; and her many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents; three brothers; and a sister.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8pm on Tuesday, December 11, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo.
Visitation will continue from 11am to noon on Wednesday, December 12, at the funeral home. The funeral service will be at Noon.
Entombment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in River Grove.
Online condolences may be made at www.marengo-unionfuneralhome.com. For more information call the funeral home at 815-568-8131.