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Funeral Announcements

Tuesday, June 17, 2003


George V. Peterson, age 91, of Lakeside, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at the University Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 14, at 2 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, with the Reverend Jamie Cutler officiating. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery.

George V. Peterson, the youngest of nine children of Nels and Mary (Ort) Peterson, was born in Newell on February 2, 1912. He lived with his family in Newell.

On September 18, 1935 George was united in marriage to Helen Toohey in Council Bluffs. To this union, three children were born.

George worked as a carpenter for all of his life, semi-retiring in 1979. Following his retirement, he continued to keep busy doing odd jobs. He enjoyed playing cards, dancing, gardening and fishing. George was especially fond of raising roses, as well as being an avid hunter. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his son, Charles Petersen and wife Judy of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter, Shirley Herzog and husband Jack of Lakeside; grandchildren: Debra Williams, Barb Koehler and husband Jay, Bill Herzog, Sheryl Hunter and husband Mike, Mike Petersen, Wendy Groth and husband Gary, Melissa Newcomer and husband Mike, and Mark Petersen; great grandchildren: Aaron and Jim Koehler, Deana and Devin Williams, Whitney Hunter, Michael and Trevor Groth; sister-in-law Jane Toohey; nephews: Paul Toohey and wife Connie, Jim Petersen and wife Betty Jean, and Bill Petersen; nieces: Mary Jane Garrison and husband Lee, Phyllis Coddington, LaVone Kriskov and Margie Becraft; and numerous other extended family members and friends.

George was preceded in death by his parents; son Ronald Dean Petersen, three brothers and five sisters; and two great-granddaughters: Jennifer Jean Koehler and Mercedes Nicole Hunter.


Doris M. Gustafson, 87, of Alta, died, Friday, June 13, 2003 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake following a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 16, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home with Reverend Tom Hinshaw officiating. Burial was in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake.

Doris Maxine Ang was born March 19, 1916 near Arthur, the daughter of Otto and Emma (Johnson) Ang. She lived with her family near Arthur and Kiron, attending Arthur Country School through the 9th grade.

On May 30, 1937 Doris was married to Everett C. A. Gustafson in Arnolds Park, Iowa. To this union three children were born. The coupled lived in the Odebolt and Arthur area before moving to Storm Lake. The couple then moved to Varina and have been in Alta since 1964.

Doris was baptized in the Baptist Church near Arthur. She was a cook at the Lakeshore Café and also worked at the Cherokee State Institute. Doris had a green thumb and thoroughly enjoyed cooking, gardening and canning for her family. Her family believes she was the „glue‰ that held them all together.

She is survived by a son Ronald Gustafson of Alta; two daughters: Janice Hoffard of Sac City and Judy Gustafson of Early; a daughter-in-law Karen Gustafson of Storm Lake; eight grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Doris in death were her parents; her husband Everett; a son Marlin; two brothers Wilmer and Kenwood; a sister Lucille; two sisters-in-law Maxine and Dorothy; a brother-in-law Levi Plaine and a son-in-law James Hoffard.