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Obituary for Sheryl M. Petersen
Obituary Sheryl M. Petersen Ute, IA - Sheryl M. Petersen, 75, of Ute, Iowa passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton, Iowa. The funeral service will be Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute with Pastor Gordon Buchholz officiating. Burial will be in St. Clair Cemetery at Ute. Visitation will be Monday, May 21 after 4:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Ute. The full obituary can be found and on-line condolences can be made at armstrongfuneral.com. Sheryl M. Petersen was born on August 7, 1936. She is the daughter of Florence (Carlson) Jones and Roy Jones. Sheryl lived on a farm north of Charter Oak until 1946 . At the age of 4 she was stricken with polio. At the age of 10 she moved to Ute where her father was employed by the Sander Plumbing, Heating and Hardware Store. She attended the Ute Public School where she was active playing the clarinet in the band, school newspaper, 4-H and the Monona County Fairs. Sheryl graduated from the Ute High School in 1955. After graduation she attended the National Business Training College in Sioux City. Don and Sheryl met in 1953 while still in high school. They were married March 25, 1956 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute. They made their home in Denison where Don was employed at the First National Bank and Sheryl was a bookkeeper at the Hested Lee Dime Store. In 1958 they moved to Ute. In 1959, Don served six months with the National Guard, four months of which they lived at Seaside, California. They returned to Ute in October of that year. In 1973, they built their present home on the north side of Ute where they raised their two children, Troy, born October 26, 1965 and Sheri born August 1, 1969. Sheryl has been an active member in St. Paul's Lutheran Church and she enjoyed sewing, crafts, reading and being a homemaker. Sheryl was known in her family for the Christmas candies and the chocolate chip cookies she made. She is survived by her husband, Don Petersen; two children, Troy and wife Deanna Petersen of Creston, Iowa and Sheri Amsberry of Omaha, Nebraska; six grandchildren, Kayla, Dorian, and Devon Petersen and Tyler, Mara, and Kyle Amsberry; one sister, Janelle Segari and husband Joe of Warsaw, Missouri; a brother-in-law, Floyd Fretz and wife Harriet of Orange City, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Edna Jones of Des Moines, Iowa; an aunt, Lois Adams of Denison Care Center; various nieces and nephews; friends; and loved ones. She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, JoAnn Fretz; and a brother, Donald Jones.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Monday, May 21, 2012 after 4:00 p.m.
Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.