Ellen Margaruete Peters, age 74, of Carpentersville, passed away September 1, 2020.  Ellen was born January 31, 1946 in Blue Island, IL, to Edward and Ellen Gebauer.

Ellen attended Grace Bible College.  She worked as a legal secretary, retiring from Faegre Baker Daniels in 2012.

She married Philip L. Peters and together they shared 50 wonderful years of marriage.

Ellen exuded positivity and kindness in every aspect of her life. She viewed every failure or mistake as a learning opportunity for growth.

She doted on her grandchildren, driving through snowstorms at times to attend their music concerts or countless sporting events.  She loved spending time shopping with them, baking, and creating crafts for just about every holiday and season.

She had an eye for fashion, interior design, and landscape architecture.  She truly could turn anything into a masterpiece.

She was a voracious reader and loved everything Hamilton, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis.  Her favorite place, besides being wherever her grandchildren were, was strolling through the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

Ellen was preceded in death by her father, Edward Gebauer; her brother, Paul Gebauer; and her niece, Tammy Wright.

Ellen is survived by her loving husband, Philip Peters; children Krista (Daniel) Pfister and Heather (Lucas) Tryggestad; mother Ellen Gebauer; siblings, Edward Gebauer, Sandra Kooy, and Cathy Wright; grandchildren Olin, Magnolia, Olivia, Reid, and Joseph; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of memorial contributions please consider making a donation in Ellen’s name to the following organizations, American Cancer Society or Chicago Botanic Garden.

Interment will be private.

For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadison.com.

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