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PETERSEN, Dorothy A. (1920-2015)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/30/2021 at 13:07:34

Dorothy Ann Petersen
(April 17, 1920 - October 5, 2015)

BATTLE CREEK - Services for Dorothy Ann Petersen, 95,of Battle Creek were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove with Rev. Richard D. Ball officiating. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Ida Grove. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Ann Petersen was born on April 17, 1920 in Danbury, Iowa, to Pete and Ann (Voss) Meier. She grew up on a farm near Danbury, Iowa and attended Danbury Catholic School. Dorothy was united into marriage to Anton “Tony” Petersen on January 11, 1937 in Holstein, Iowa. The couple made their home in Battle Creek, Iowa and were blessed with four children: Bonnie, Janice, Jim, and Anita. Dorothy was a devoted wife and stay at home mother who took great pride in her children, grand-children, and great grandchildren. In her later years, Dorothy enjoyed traveling. She traveled to Australia, Hawaii, Switzerland, Alaska, and cruised the Caribbean. She died Oct. 5 at Life Care Center in Seneca, Kan.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Anton “Tony” Petersen; daughter, Janice Druivenga; son, Jim Petersen; three brothers: Bill Meier, Wayne Meier, and one brother in infancy; grandson, Brian Druivenga; and great grandchildren, Emily and Colby Hammes. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Bonnie (Bill) Weber of Peoria, Arizona; Anita (Jim) Reitz of Seneca, Kansas; son-in-law, Jim Druivenga of Battle Creek, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Sheila Petersen of Battle Creek, Iowa; twelve grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Audrey Meier of Battle Creek, Iowa; and extended family and friends.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Fri., Oct 9, 2015 and Christensen-VanHouten Funeral Services, Ida Grove, Iowa at http://www.christensenvanhouten.com/


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