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Petersen, Carolene 1938-2005


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 4/22/2009 at 12:07:19

LE MARS, Iowa -- Carolene Petersen, 67, of Le Mars passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at her residence after a long illness.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Larry Fett officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery at Le Mars. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today, with the family present after 4 p.m., and a prayer service at 5 p.m., at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars.

Carolene was born in Le Mars on Jan. 12, 1938, the daughter of Joe and Sadie (Grothe) Hettwer. She lived in Le Mars all of her life and graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1956.

She married Wilbur Petersen on May 11, 1958, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. They were gone from the Le Mars area for five years while Wilbur served in the military. During her life, Carolene was employed at several Le Mars businesses including Chemical Sanitizing, Bernie Klein Implement, Vern Anderson Implement and most recently, Le Mars Agri-Center.

She was a member of the Eagles Lady Auxiliary and TOPS Club. Carolene was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her biggest enjoyment was when she was able to travel and visit her grandchildren. She loved to knit, go camping and have coffee with her many friends. Carolene was well known for her smile and quick-witted personality. She will be deeply missed by her family and many, many friends.

Survivors include her husband; four children and six grandchildren, Mike and Terry Petersen and their children, Eric and Emily, of St. Francis, Minn.; Ryan and Kristi Petersen and their children, Danielle and Andrew, of Glouster, Va.; Terri and Jon Muench and their son, Henry, of Seattle, Wash., and Dan and Julie Petersen and their daughter, Samantha, of Castle Rock, Colo. She is also survived by three sisters and three brothers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother and a sister.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland.

~Source:The Sioux City Journal, part of the Darrell E. Obituary Collection


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