Eleonore E. Petersen, 93, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 9:47 am in her granddaughter, Erika Petersen's home.
Private family services will be conducted. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, IN is handling arrangements.
She was born June 6, 1929 in Breslau/Silesia, Germany to the late Kurt and Elisabeth (Arndt) Kaaker. Her family fled from Silesia to Stuttgart in 1945 during World War II and then immigrated to the United States in 1954.
Surviving are four grandchildren, Ann Petersen, Erika (Chandler DiCesare) Petersen of La Porte, IN, Aaron (Jordan) Petersen, Jim Petersen; six great-grandchildren, Kaleb Worlds, Leah DiCesare, Conner Kelly, David Kelly, MacKenzie Petersen and Nolan Petersen; sister, Vera Hewig of Germany; two nieces, Sylvia Fechner and Bianca Fechner; and two nephews, Bjorn Fechner, Oliver Wilthouer.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Petersen; two sons, Ronald Petersen, Scott Petersen; and brother, Heinz Kaaker.
Eleonore had worked for many years as a seamstress at Jaymar Ruby. She enjoyed photography, boating, Lake Michigan and being with her family and friends. Eleonore also enjoyed spending time at the family cottage in Ludington, MI. The family would like to acknowledge Dunes Hospice for the care they had given her.