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Marge

Marge Peterson

d. December 14, 2016

Dunlap, Iowa

Marjorie Jean "Marge" (Schwingdorf) Peterson was born December 28, 1933, to Ralph and Irene (Pithan) Schwingdorf in Charter Oak, Iowa. She made her First Communion at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Charter Oak. Marge moved with her family to Dunlap when she was eight years old. She then attended St. Joseph Catholic School and Dunlap Public School. Marge married Charles Peterson on January 29, 1952, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap. Marge worked at several places including: The Gold Slipper, Dunlap Livestock Auction, Town & Country all in Dunlap and also the Dairy Sweet in Woodbine.

Marge was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She was also a member of Catholic Daughters St. Monica's Court 303 and the Altar Society; serving as an officer in both organizations. Marge was very active in starting and volunteering at the Dunlap Food Pantry. She also enjoyed sewing, refinishing and reupholstering furniture, golfing and getting together with her family.

Marge died on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs at the age of 82 years, 11 months, and 16 days.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Larry "Richard," Dave and Jerry Schwingdorf and two great grandsons, Devin and Marcus Hartwig. She is survived by her husband, Charlie Peterson of Dunlap, Iowa; eight children, Robert (Bonnie) Peterson of Omaha, Nebraska, Gordon Peterson of Adel, Iowa, Keith (Etta) Peterson of Denison, Iowa, Roger (Penny) Peterson of Woodbine, Iowa, Mary Jo (Byron) Hartwig of Battle Creek, Iowa, Tim Peterson of Smith Station, Alabama, Tom (Lydia) Peterson of Battle Creek, Iowa and Douglas Peterson of Dunlap, Iowa; 20 grandchildren; 18+ great grandchildren; brother, Don (Marilyn) Schwingdorf of Longview, Washington; sister, Jane (Russ) Singbeil of Mountain Home, Arkansas; and many other relatives and friends.

  • Family will receive friends

    December 16, 2016
    4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    St. Patrick's Parish Center`

    Highway 30 & Court Streets
    Dunlap, IA

  • Rosary

    December 16, 2016
    4:00 PM

    St. Patrick's Parish Center`

    Highway 30 & Court Streets
    Dunlap, IA

  • Scripture Service

    December 16, 2016
    7:30 PM

    St. Patrick's Parish Center`

    Highway 30 & Court Streets
    Dunlap, IA

  • Funeral Mass

    December 17, 2016
    10:30 AM

    St. Patrick's Catholic Church

    Highway 30 & Court Streets
    Dunlap, IA

  • Luncheon

    December 17, 2016
    11:45 PM

    St. Patrick's Parish Center`

    Highway 30 & Court Streets
    Dunlap, IA

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