Joanna Peterson

Obituary of Joanna B. Peterson

Joanna B. Peterson



A Funeral Mass for Joanna will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton, Father William Reynolds officiating. Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorials are being designated to Joanna's family. Burial will be in the Palo Alto Cemetery.

Joanna B. Peterson, 88, the daughter of Albert and Teresa (Fritz) Pacha, was born August 15, 1931, in Jefferson County, Iowa. She graduated from high school in Pleasant Plain, Iowa, Class of 1949.

On June 6, 1953, Joanna was united in marriage with Harry E. Peterson in East Pleasant Plain. Moving to Newton in 1951, She was employed by Stocktons Grocery, Easters Grocery Store and later by the Maytag Company. She devoted her life to her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Red Hats, Topps. UAW #997 Retirees and Jasper County Senior Citizens. She enjoyed making cooking, quilts, reading, fishing, camping, playing cards, Pooka music and going to Texas with Harry.

Joanna passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at her daughter's home in Kellogg. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Harry on Aug. 28, 2011; brothers: Jerome in infancy, Robert, Walter and Gerald; and a sister Geraldine Scheller.

Those left to honor Joanna's memory include her sons: Gary (Violet) Peterson of Newton and David (Sue) Peterson of Newton; daughters: Linda (Ed) Ettelson of Newton and Joyce (Chuck) Peck of Kellogg; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; brothers: Donald Pacha, Maurice (Katherine) Pacha, and Merle (Mary Ann) Pacha; her sisters: Mary Catherine Adams and Edna (Don) Sieren; and her many nephews, nieces and friends. {Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, facemasks are encouraged at the services.}

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11:00 am
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1115 S. 8th Avenue E.
Newton, Iowa, United States

Final Resting Place

Palo Alto Cemetery
4968 Hwy. S74 S.
Newton, Iowa, United States
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