Beverly Peterson

Monday, March 5, 2012

Beverly Ann Peterson, age 80, of Alta, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center of Storm Lake.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Alta with the Rev. Craig Cummins officiating. Burial will be in the Scandinavian Cemetery of Alta. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements.

Beverly Ann (Munz) Peterson was born Nov. 4, 1931 to Edward and Grace (Christie) Munz. She graduated from Alta High School in 1949. Bev was united in marriage to Harold Peterson on Aug. 14, 1949 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alta.

Bev was a homemaker. Family was the center of her life and she looked forward to large family gatherings. Holidays were made special for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren by the love she put into not only the meal, but also every aspect of the holiday. Anyone coming to her house always had plenty of good food and hospitality. Bev was very active in church. She taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of the Ladies Aid. Bev also enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels with her husband.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Peterson; her daughter, Kathy Fahr; her brothers-in-law, LaVerne Peterson and Mel Hawke; and her sister-in-law, Darlene Phebus.

Bev is survived by her children Dan Peterson of Alta, Vicky (Jeff) Lower of Carroll, Scott (Peg) Peterson of Ogden, Cindy (Joe) Scheuring of Defiance, Terry (Roxanne) Peterson of Alta, and Rick Peterson of Alta; grandchildren, Melissa Fahr, Nicole (Heath) Staedtler, Jonathan (Eliza) Lower, Adam Peterson, Eric Peterson, Molly Peterson, Tiffany Scheuring, Liz (Nick) Wahlberg, Jennifer (Ben) Seel, Carmen Scheuring, Amanda Scheuring, Joe Rascon, Kelsie Peterson, Lily Peterson, Mason Peterson, Christopher Peterson, Jeremy Peterson and Stephanie Peterson; nine great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Joe Wagner; sisters in-law, Marjorie Hawke and Janice Peterson; brother-in-law, John Phebus; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

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