Peter Scott Krilich, of Lansing, Illinois, age 63, died in the early morning hours on January 15, 2021. Peter is preceded in death by his father, Peter Paul Krilich. He is survived by his loving wife Dale Marie, his daughter Dana, his sons Brian (wife Angie) and Kevin (wife Dominique), his mother Milece, his brothers Richard and Robert, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, and countless others, because Peter considered almost everyone family.
To say Peter was a people person is an understatement- he loved to meet new people. It feels like he had a friend in every city, county, and state. Those that knew him often called him “Big Pete”, but those that knew him well knew it wasn’t just because of his physical presence, but because it also reflected the size of his heart (and his mouth). Big Pete left a lasting impression on everyone he met.
He loved to talk, listen to (and in his younger years, play) his Croatian music, watch his cooking shows, and, in recent years, watch all of the political news with Quinn, the family dog, at his side. He was always on his phone- wheeling and dealing, offering tips and advice, or just checking in with a friend. Whenever you needed Peter, he was always just a call away.
Peter grew up in Lansing and was a civil servant for the Village through and through. He served the community in countless roles - Deputy Superintendent of the Village of Lansing, police officer, paramedic, member of the Fire & Police Commission, electrician, and snow plower, to name a few.
Above all, Peter was a loving husband, a loving father, and a loving friend.
Due to COVID-19, Peter’s funeral was held in private. A celebration of life will be planned later in the year when it is safer for all of us to gather together to laugh, cry, and drink in his memory.
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