Stephen Peterman

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Stephen J. Peterman, 79, of Belleville, IL, born December 25, 1941, died Friday, October 15, 2021, at his residence.

Mr. Peterman was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He trained horses and was also a jockey agent at Fairmount Park. Stephen loved St. Louis Cardinal baseball and horses, but most of all he loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Mary, nee Dorchinez, Peterman; and a sister, Imogene, nee Peterman, Hammond.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Victoria, nee Hernandez, Peterman; two sons, Steve (Mary) Peterman of Florida, and Craig Peterman of Belleville, IL; six grandchildren, Alex Peterman, Caeley Stutz, Kinleigh Peterman, Noah Peterman, Jordan (Kurt) Blair, and Mitchell Dennison; and two great-grandchildren, Stella Stutz and Isabella Blair.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Burial with military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, at a later date.



12 Comments on Stephen Peterman

Kinleigh Peterman said : Guest Report Oct 05, 2023 at 3:45 PM

I just wrote on Grandma's page and it is your turn now! in 10 days, you would be gone for 2 years... that is CRAZY! I think about you every single darn day. What I would do to time travel back to the good ole days where Noah and I were kids and would always be playing at your house. Or the time Caeley, Alex, and I poked holes in your cigarettes and you were oh so angry (but had a good laugh at the end of the day) You never appreciate the time until it is all gone. It hasn't gotten easier knowing you and Grandma aren't coming back but I am looking forward to the day God decides it is time for me to come home and I will see you both once again. Always looking for you in the sunsets Grandpa. I love and miss you so much. Keep sending me signs from above <3.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Carolyn Tratensek and Family said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2021 at 5:09 PM

To my darling cousin, Steve! You were always my favorite and dearest cousin! You and I grew up together! We used raise hell together! You dated my friends and I yours, thru high school! You always looked out for me! I will see you in heaven Steve! I know you will be telling jokes and everyone will love you, as I always did! Goodbye my sweet cousin!

  • Chestnut
  • Illinois
Marilyn & Gary Warren said : Guest Report Oct 26, 2021 at 2:50 PM

So sorry to hear about Stephen, you have our deepest sympathies. We have many fond memories of the family at the holidays especially at Easter.

  • Highland
  • Il
Karen Mitchell said : Guest Report Oct 23, 2021 at 7:53 AM

So so sorry for your loss. I remember meeting your parents at Thanksgiving in Louisville and at your (Steve n Mary) wedding. What a kind and gentle spirit. He will be missed. I will be praying for all of you and especially as you care for your Mom.

  • Melbourne
  • Florida
Shari Barnish said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2021 at 8:00 PM

Steve will be missed by all. Good bye classmate and friend.

  • Collinsville
  • IL
Tracie Siers said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2021 at 7:33 PM

Prayers for Vickie Alex and Steve to find peace and comfort through this time Tracie Tyler and Zack

  • Louisville
  • Ky
Jim Bettonville said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2021 at 11:48 AM

Steve was one of the "good guys." I'll miss seeing him at the track and at our Class Reunions. My condolences to all.

  • Edwardsville
  • IL
Michelle Mahbubani/Linda Stobaugh said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2021 at 10:43 AM

Our thoughts are with your family today as we pray for peace and comfort. Pete was a great man who will be deeply missed.

  • Louisville
  • Kentucky
Joe Johnson said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2021 at 7:11 PM

Mr. Peterman was like a grandfather to me. Anytime he was around I always knew it was going to be a great day full of laughs. He was one of the nicest most genuine guys I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I’m going to miss Mr. Peterman. I can't even begin to express how my heart aches for his family and friends. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
SIS PLASTERS said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2021 at 6:47 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Steve was a great friend always loved talking with him. Always loved seeing him and Vicki together. What a great couple. He will be missed. RIP STEVE

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Colleen Gregory said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2021 at 11:46 AM

Alex, Maura and all the Peterman family -I am so sorry for your loss. I am so glad I got to meet him. May God give you a peace and comfort knowing that he is in His Arms.

  • Rockwood
  • Tennessee
Carolyn Bowers Wells said : Guest Report Oct 18, 2021 at 4:32 PM

An outstanding Grad of Collinsville HS 1959. A nice polite gentleman. To Vicki and the Peterman Family, Cherish Those Sweet Memories!

  • Collinsville
  • IL

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