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Wanda J. Petersen

August 23, 1930 — July 27, 2019


Friday, August 2, 2019    5:00 to 7:00 PM

Ohde Funeral Home, Kimballton, Iowa

 Funeral Service

Saturday, August 3, 2019    10:30 AM

Ohde Funeral Home, Kimballton, Iowa

Reverend Keith Menter, Officiating

Recorded Music

“How Great Thou Art”     “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”

“I Serve A Risen Savior”     “Because He Lives”

Pall Bearers

Sheldon Petersen     Mark Pannier     Ryan Pannier Cary Petersen     Jess Petersen     Andrew Pannier

Honorary Pall Bearers

Curtis Petersen     Chuck Brower    Kate Petersen Heyer     Kristin Petersen Evans


Elk Horn Lutheran Cemetery, Elk Horn, Iowa

Memorial Donations May Be Directed To

Sioux Center Health, Hospice, and Home Care

1400 7th Avenue SE

Sioux Center, Iowa 51250

   Wanda Jean, daughter of Milton and Ruth (Welton) Blohn was born August 23rd, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska. As a young child she grew up in Atlantic, Iowa and graduated from the Atlantic High School in 1949.  

   On March 17, 1951 Wanda was united in marriage with Darwin Leon Petersen.  Darwin worked with Iowa Public Service Company (Mid-American Energy) for nearly 40 years and Wanda found employment wherever his work led them. They lived in a number of small towns and Wanda worked as a telephone operator at Northwestern Bell, a Medical Records Transcriptionist at McCrary Rose Clinic in Lake City, and then performed clerical work at Pepsi Cola and Norwest in Carroll, where they lived for 31 years. In her spare time, Wanda enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. During their retirement, Wanda and Darwin lived in Tucson, Arizona. Wanda enjoyed many social and church activities when they lived at the Voyager Resort in Tucson. After Darwin passed away in 2015, Wanda remained in Tucson until April of 2018 when she moved to Sioux Center to be closer to family.

   On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Wanda passed away at the Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center at the age of 88 years.

   Preceding Wanda in death are her parents; husband Darwin Petersen; younger brothers Garnet and Terry Blohn; and sister-in-law Myrna Sahl.   

   Wanda is survived by her children:  Sheldon (Donita) Petersen of Leesburg, Virginia; Curtis (Deester) Petersen of Sioux Center, Iowa; and Beth (Charles) Brower of Torrington, Connecticut; seven grandchildren: Mark Pannier, Kate Petersen Heyer (William), Ryan Pannier, Kristin Petersen Evans (Daniel), Cary Petersen (Emily), Jess Petersen and Andrew Pannier (Cassie); great-granddaughters Brooklyn Petersen, Colleen Heyer and Annie Pannier; great-grandsons:  John Evans, Brennan Heyer, Luke Evans; brothers-in-law Gary (Judy) Petersen of Osceola, Iowa and Marc (Carlene) Petersen of Omaha, Nebraska; sister-in-law Lorna Blohn of Cedar Falls, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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