In Memory of

Rita L. Peterson

October 27, 1943 - January 2, 2020
From: Gowrie, IA

Gowrie – Rita L. Peterson 76, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home, Fort Dodge.  Funeral Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie, with Pastor Jim Davis officiating.  Burial will be at Gowrie Township Cemetery.  Visitation will be 12:00 Noon Monday, Jan. 6, at the funeral home until service time.  Memorials may be left to Unity Point Hospice or to Iowa Association of the Blind.

     Rita is survived by her daughters, Kelly (Vic) Postel of Berwick, Sue (Dean Summers) Peterson of Gowrie, Dixie (Jay) Janssen of Denison, and Leigh Ann Weipert of Ft. Dodge; son Scott Peterson of North Richland Hills, TX; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and brother Gale (Sherri) Brown of LeClaire; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Clifford T. Peterson; parents, Otis and Mary (Brush) Brown; and son-in-law Don Weipert.

     Rita L. Brown Peterson was born October 27, 1943 at Galesburg, Illinois.  She attended Fort Dodge High School.  On October 31, 1959, she was united in marriage to Clifford T. Peterson at Moline, Illinois.  The couple established their home in Gowrie, where Rita worked at the Gowrie Care Center for several years.  Rita was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Gowrie.

Funeral Services
1:30 p.m. - Monday
January 6, 2020
Palmer Funeral Home
Gowrie, Iowa
Pastor Jim Davis
Andrew Summers
Dathan Postel
Mat Janssen
Joe Burley
Chris Youngkin
J.D. Jackson
12:00 p.m. Noon - Monday
January 6, 2020
Palmer Funeral Home
Gowrie, Iowa
Gowrie Township Cemetery
Gowrie, Iowa


Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8:26 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss, I'll keep your family in my thoughts, & prayers.”
- Rachel Peterson

Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8:26 AM
“So sorry for your loss.
I enjoyed working with Rita at Opportunity Living. ”
- Lisa Casey

Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8:26 AM
“Scottie so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers to you and your sisters. Hellos sent to you from numerous ones here at Certified Transmission.”
- Paula Jurgensen

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