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Juanita "Sally" Pauline Peterson

August 1, 1929 - February 8, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Juanita "Sally" Pauline Peterson

Juanita "Sally" Pauline Peterson

Born: August 1, 1929
Died: February 8, 2020
Age: 90

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     Sally was born on the family farm in O’Brien County, Iowa, to Floyd and Alma (Dorr) McQueen, on August 1,1929. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus. Sally was later confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Primghar. She received her education at Archer Consolidated School. After graduation, in 1947, she enrolled in the American Institute of Business (AIB) in Des Moines. She then worked for Bankers Life Insurance Co in Des Moines.

     Sally married her high school sweetheart, Ronald Peterson, on December 27,1948 at Grace Lutheran Church in Primghar. The couple then moved to Arlington, VA., where Ron was stationed with the U.S. Army. Sally worked as a civil service employee for the U.S. Marine Corp.  Their first child was born in Arlington in 1952. The family returned to Iowa in late 1952and settled in Spencer in 1953. Sally went to work for Peoples Natural Gas in 1957 and worked there for 34 years until her retirement in December 1991. Sally enjoyed golf, reading, fishing, working in the yard, and gardening. She mostly loved to travel and visited most all of the United States with her mother, Alma McQueen. Sally also loved Alaska! Ron and Sally made three trips to Alaska.

     Sally was a long-time member at Bethany Lutheran Church, serving on the Funeral committee, and as a money counter.

     Sally was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Peterson, her parents, Floyd and Alma McQueen, two brothers, Boyd and Wayne McQueen, her father and mother-in-law, Bernard and Leta (clow) Peterson, a niece, Shannon McQueen, and a nephew, Tim McQueen, a brother-in-law and his wife. Duane and Audrey Peterson, and many special puppies, over the years.

     Sally is survived by a Daughter, Linda Manwarren (Greg) of Spencer, a son Steven Peterson (Karen) of Hudson, WI, and a daughter, Laura Newcomb of Sioux City. Eight grandchildren; Joshua Manwarren (Tia) of Clarksville, IA, Erin O’Brien (Tom) of Spencer, Jacob Manwarren (Amy) of Sergeant Bluff, Stacey Peterson (Jeff) of Roseville, MN., Kirk Peterson (Anna) of Bloomington, MN., Chelsey Schultz (Brad) of Sioux City, Emma Swanson of Sioux City, and Colton Newcomb of Sioux City; Eight great-grandchildren: Sheylyn and Emmalee Manwarren, Jaxon Schultz, Trezdyn, Talon, Marley Swanson, Ella Kuehn, and Brad O’Brien. Two dear sister-in-laws; Judy McQueen of Archer, and Deanna Maxwell of Tullahoma, TN.  Several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews, other relatives and Friends.

Memorial services will take place 10:30 A.M., Saturday, February 29, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer.
Pastor Jen Henry
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church.
Pianist - Elina Ozolins

Congregational Hymns
"Beautiful Savior"
"Precious Lord Take My Hand"

Private, at a later date.


Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7:57 AM
“Linda and Family, I was so sorry to hear of your mothers passing, remember her fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.”
- Shirley Henderson
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:24 AM
“God's Grace and Love will see you through this storm. With much Love, Tom and Margie”
- Tom and Margie Montgomery
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 2:26 PM
“Sending our Love and Sympathy. We always enjoyed Sally in the Spencer office of Peoples Natural Gas. Chuck was also an employee of Peoples Natural Gas in Milford for 35 years..Back then we had many many Christmas Parties together and lots of fun. She was a wonderful person so I'm sure you will be able to hang onto those great memories. God Bless. ”
- Chuck and Donna Tielbur
Monday, February 17, 2020 at 9:21 AM
“We were so saddened, Linda & Greg about the passing of your Mom, Sally. She was the most awesome neighbor you could ask for, so caring and so kind. I will always cherish the great times we had with your parents. She will be truly missed, but she is now re-united with Ron in her heavenly home. Our deepest sympathy to your family! ”
- Sheryl Lee
Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 8:15 PM
“Linda and Greg I am so sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers. Hugs for you both”
- Kathy and Larry Mackie
Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 5:52 AM
“Linda, Lori, & Steve & families.You have. MyDeepest Sympathy.. Back yard neighbors for years.”
- Rita Storm
Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 5:52 AM
“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
- Steve & Barb Meyer
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 6:00 AM
“Linda and family so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!! ”
- Vicki Johannsen
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 12:23 PM
“My sympathy to the family of Sally. I really enjoyed working with Sally at Peoples Natural Gas, loved to hear about her travels with her mother and Ron. She was a very special lady.”
- Linda Marshall
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 5:43 PM
“Our heartfelt condolences for out to Sally's family. May you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sally will truly be missed . What a wonderful lady she was. Another angel has gained her wings and will watch over her family. Her legacy lives on through her children, grandchildren, family, and so many friends that will think of her often.”
- Frank & Della Jeffrey
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 4:15 PM
“To the family,
My sympathy to you on the loss of Sally. My grandmother, Clara Westphal, and mother, Beata Silberstein were really good friends of your grandmother, Alma McQueen, as they all attended Grace Lutheran Church in Primghar. Can't make it to her funeral, as have another funeral to attend in Paullina, IA, that morning. Rhonda Westphal”
- Rhonda Westphal
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:52 AM
“Linda and Laura so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. May Jesus carry you through the coming days, weeks and months. Praying for you all. ”
- Joan Loring
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:34 PM
“Linda, I am so very sorry about the loss of your mom. She was such a sweetheart and so pretty. I rememer stopping in to see her at the Gas Co. Sending hugs to you, Greg and your family. ♥️”
- Val Westhoff
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 5:05 PM
“Dear Linda and family,
In addition to serving on Bethany’s funeral committee and counting the offering, your mother was an instrumental volunteer in the church office every Tuesday morning—providing coverage during staff meetings. She was dependable and a joy to work with. I so appreciated getting to know her and sincerely express my sympathy in her passing. She was a gem! I know you have many good memories of her to treasure. I pray God’s comfort to all of you!
- Cheryl Hessenius
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 4:56 PM
“Laura, Steve and Linda please accept my sympathies for the loss of your beloved mother.
Keeping you in my heart and prayers during this difficult time of loss.
- Mari Lu Larson
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