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PETERSEN, Dorris Elaine 1928-2006


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 3/6/2012 at 14:43:49

Dorris Elaine Petersen , age 78, died May 29, 2006, at the Grundy Center Memorial Hospital, Grundy Center, Iowa, of cancer.

She was born the daughter of Frank and Mabel (Wilson) Reints on April 12, 1928, on a farm north of Parkersburg, Iowa. She received her education at Albion Township #3 Country School near her home and graduated from the Parkersburg High School in 1945. She continued her education at the Gates Business College in Waterloo, Iowa and worked as a secretary in the statistics department for Rath Packing in Waterloo, Iowa for a period of time.

Dorris was united in marriage with Wilbur Petersen on November 15, 1947, at the First Congregational Church in Parkersburg. They made their home in Parkersburg until the spring of 1950, when they moved to their current farm near Grundy Center, Iowa. Dorris loved her church and was a member of the First Congregational Church, where she taught Sunday school, Bible School and was a member of the Ladies Guild. She loved to play the piano and enjoyed sewing, especially making clothes for her family. She enjoyed cooking and gardening, particularly raising beautiful gladiolas. She also did a lot of canning from the garden for the family to enjoy. She loved her family very much and enjoyed all of their times together.

Dorris is survived by her husband, Wilbur Petersen of Grundy Center, Iowa; one son, Curtis (Barbara) Petersen of Parkersburg, Iowa; three daughters, Marcia “Mickey” (Richard) Felber of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Brenda (Gordon) Hutton of Aplington, Iowa and Carla (Randy) Eilderts of Atlantic, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Connie (Tracy) Tegg, Chad Felber, Corey (Jamie) Felber, Jodie Hutton, Jacob Hutton, Jeff Blythe, Joshua Eilderts and Caleb Eilderts; four great grandchildren, Garrett and Wyatt Tegg, and Kayla and Krysta Felber; one brother, Ben (Evelyn) Reints of Parkersburg, Iowa; one brother-in-law, Rient Stoppelmoor; and two sisters-in-law, Frances Reints of Parkersburg, Iowa and Darlene Reints of Greenfield, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Marie Stoppelmoor and Margaret Christensen; three brothers, John, Vernon “Butch” and Donald Reints.

Funeral Services were at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2006, at the First Congregational Church in Parkersburg, Iowa with Rev. Ron Bartlett officiating. The Organist was Jean Bass, Special Music was provided by Randy Aalderks playing “Oh, What A Savior” and the Congregational Hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “In The Garden” and “Rock of Ages.” The Honorary Casketbearers were her granddaughters, Connie Tegg and Jodie Hutton. The Casketbearers were her grandsons, Chad Felber, Corey Felber, Joshua Eilderts, Caleb Eilderts, Jeff Blythe and Jacob Hutton. The Flower Committee was Gerri Reints, Janice Johnson and Donis Smith. Interment was at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Parkersburg, Iowa. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Parkersburg is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials maybe directed to the American Cancer Society.

--Mason City Globe Gazette, June 10, 2006


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