Jill Renee Petersen, 53, of Archbold, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center after a battle with pancreatic/liver cancer.
Jill was born on Nov. 4, 1959, in Napoleon, to Robert L. and Bonnie Kay (Curtis) Eis. They both survive.
Jill attended the Archbold Evangelical Church.
Also surviving are her husband of 17 years, Mark S. Petersen, and seven child-ren, daughters Leah (Trevor) Fruth, Archbold, Randi (Adam) Fike, Chicago, Ill., and sons Trevor Meyer, Mathias, Isaac, Gabriel and Samuel Petersen, all at home; one grandson, Jasper Migs Fruth; one sister, KathyJo Orra, Rossford.
She is also survived by three stepdaughters, Gwenn (Jeff) Maas, Custar; Ginny (Steve) George, Archbold; Laura (Josh) Knollman, West Chester; and ten step-grandchildren.
Jill was preceded in death by her brother, Robert L. Eis, Jr., and her first husband, Randy Meyer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Archbold Evangelical Church, with Pastor Jesse Kahler, officiating. Interment will follow in the Archbold Cemetery.
Visitation will be held in the atrium of the Archbold Evangelical Church on Thursday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions go to a special fund for the continued education of the remaining children at home.
The family would also like to thank everyone that has helped them through this journey.
There are no words to express our appreciation. May God bless each and everyone of you.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with arrangements.-Posted 11.13, 1:50 pm