Irene L. Peterson
September 21, 1918 - September 05, 2018
Birthplace: Homer, Nebraska
Resided In: Gretna, NE formerly Red Oak, IA

Visitation 9/21/2018
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Service 9/21/2018
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Burial 9/21/2018
Evergreen Cemetery

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Irene Carolina Louise Eriksen Peterson, age 99, formerly of Red Oak Iowa passed away peacefully in her sleep, September 5, 2018 at Silver Ridge Assisted Living in Gretna, Nebraska. Irene was born September 21, 1918 near Homer, Nebraska, the daughter of Charles & Anna Eriksen. She graduated from Homer High School and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She was united in marriage to Doyle Peterson on October 17, 1941, in Lincoln, Nebraska. They owned and operated the Neola, Iowa Bakery for many years. They moved to Red Oak in 1950 and opened the Peterson Bakery and later worked at Huntís Super Value. Irene loved playing bridge, fishing, camping, and doing volunteer work at the hospital and church. Irene was an active member of Order of Eastern Star and a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Red Oak.

Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers: Melvin and Ray Eriksen; little sister, Ruby; and her husband, Doyle. Survivors include her children: Anita (Nick) Robinson of Lincoln, NE, Sharon (Jim) Vanderholm of Omaha, NE, and Connie (Phil) Anderson of Big Lake, MN; 6 grandchildren: Sean (Kasey) Robinson of Lincoln, NE, Shannan (Chris) Heinzle of Lincoln, NE, Matt (Rebecca) Vanderholm of Omaha, NE, Jennifer (Steve) Jensen of Gretna NE, Melanie (Scott) Roussin of West Lake Village, CA and Bethany (Tony) Howard of St Michael, MN; 12 great grandchildren: Lauren, Annabel, and Meryl Vanderholm, Ainsley, Amelia and Gus Jensen, Jack, Sophia and Isabella Howard, Connor and Claira Heinzle, and Nylah Mossop; and other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12 pm on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to service. Memorials are suggested to the Irene L Peterson Memorial Fund.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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