Floral 24

Betty Petersen

October 16, 1926 ~ December 3, 2020 (age 94)


Betty Jane (Peck) Petersen, 94, of Wyoming passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at the Clarence Nursing Home.

Her funeral service will be held on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Zion American Lutheran Church. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Zion American Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Wyoming Cemetery. Masks are required for those attending and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Dawson Funeral Services of Wyoming is assisting the family.

Betty Jane (Peck) Petersen was born on October 16, 1926 in Mechanicsville, Iowa to Ernest F and Hattie Jurgensen Peck. She graduated from Olin Consolidated High School with the class of 1944. Betty graduated from Cedar Rapids Business College and worked at Citizens State Bank in Wyoming for four and a half years. Betty farmed with her husband Tug and partnered with Pioneer Seed Corn business before moving to town in November of 1983. Betty also worked part time at the Wyoming American Lutheran Church, served on church council, Progressive Club, Girl Scout Leader and belonged to many card clubs which she enjoyed very much.

Betty married Elmer (Tug) Petersen on February 11, 1949, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Betty had four children; Judy Yockey of Spirit Lake, Jane Kail of Phoenix, AZ, Thomas Petersen and Nancy (Scott) Collins of Wyoming, two grandchildren; Gerald Christopher (Amy) Yockey, Adam (Lisa) Collins, step-children; Ranae (Larry) Orrico & family, Rhonda (Scott) Anderson & Family, Jessica (Matt) Brost & family and Blake (Kim) Hopkins & family, great-grandchildren; Nathan & Hannah Yockey, Jayson, Hadley & Harvey Collins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother in infancy and a brother Donald Peck, son Thomas and sons-in-law Gary Yockey & Konrad Kail and grandson Terry Yockey.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone at Clarence Assisted Living and Nursing Home that cared for and assisted in Mom’s wonderful care.

Memorials may be directed to Zion American Lutheran Church or the Wyoming Cemetery in her honor.


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December 7, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Zion American Lutheran Church (Wyoming, Iowa)

Funeral Service
December 7, 2020

1:30 PM
Zion American Lutheran Church (Wyoming, Iowa)

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