The following obituary is courtesy of Wenban Funeral Home:
Peer Pedersen, 87, of Lake Forest, died on January 21, 2013.
Peer was a proud graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. As former chairman and founder of Pedersen & Houpt, a Professional Corporation, Peer devoted his legal practice of more than 60 years to being a dedicated advocate for his clients. He was proud to have identified, mentored and trained generations of corporate attorneys.
Beloved husband of the late Sarah Derrick Pedersen; loving father of Leslie Bertholdt, Peer D. (Michelle) Pedersen, Mia (Fernando) Guidarini, Kristen (the late Bert) Meers, and Erik (Monica) Pedersen; adored grandfather of Kimberly, Sarah, Katherine, Peer, Parker, Derek, Ulrik and Annelise Pedersen, Kristin and Alixandria Lloyd.
Visitation: Friday, January 25, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Wenban Funeral Home, 320 E. Vine Ave., Lake Forest, IL 60045, wenbanfh.com. Info: 847]234] 0022. Funeral: Saturday, January 26, 10 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E. Westminster Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045, chslf.org. Interment private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, 550 W. Van Buren Street, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60607, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 345 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 225 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or the University of Illinois College of Law, 504 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Champaign, Illinois 61820.