In Memory of

Linda P. Peterson

May 28, 1946 - February 3, 2021
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Linda P. Peterson 74, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home, Fort Dodge.  Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with Fr. Lynn Bruch officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial.  Burial of casket will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Pomeroy.  A Come and Go Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.  Social distancing and masks are required.  Memorials may be left to the St. Francis Altar Society, Rockwell City Fire Dept., or the Calhoun Co. Food Pantry.  The Funeral Service will be Live Streamed through Palmer & Swank Funeral Home Facebook Page. 

     Linda is survived by her children, Lynette (Dave) Jacoby of Coralville, and Tom (Lisa) Peterson of Sioux Falls, SD; 5 grandchildren, Ellie and Anna Jacoby, Jeremy (Brittany), Cameron (Britta), Brooklyn Peterson; sisters-in-law, Juanita Hammen and Elaine Ridgely; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Eunice (Chase) Hammen; brothers, James, Joseph, Jerald, and Lawrence Hammen; and sisters-in-law, Karen and Marilyn Hammen.

     Linda P. Hammen was born May 28, 1946 at Fort Dodge, Iowa.  She was raised in Jolley and graduated from Pomeroy High School, with the Class of 1964.  Following her education Linda worked as a telephone operator.  Throughout the years, she also worked at the Calhoun Co. Reminder, the Lunchbox, Jots Café, and Casey’s for 15 years.  Family, friends and faith were most important to Linda.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren especially playing board games.  She found great joy attending many Church dinners, soup suppers, and community breakfasts with friends.  She was a faithful member of St. Francis Catholic Church, and Altar Society.  The Family would like to extend thanks to Linda’s healthcare team at Trinity Regional Medical Center, McFarland Cancer Center, and McCrary- Rost.  Special thanks to Doris Hunt for her care and support.

Mass of Christian Burial
10:00 a.m. - Saturday
February 13, 2021
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
*Masks are required
Father Lynn Bruch
Jeremy Peterson
Cameron Peterson
Brooklyn Peterson
Chad Ridgely
Kyle Hammen
Kim Anderson
Come & Go Visitation
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Friday
February 12, 2021
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
*Masks are required
Organist - Fran Lawson
Cantor - Lisa Wozniak
St. Mary's Cemetery
Pomeroy, Iowa


Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 7:22 AM
“We were so sorry to hear of Linda's death. She always had a smile and always came to the Hammen reunions. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren. We would talk about them when I stopped at Casey's. She was such a positive person. We will miss her smile.”
- Colleen Hammen-Monroe

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 10:01 AM
“I had the privilege of knowing Linda through her involvement with our Church and her attending the "Library Limber Ladies" exercise group. She always had a smile on her face and a positive attitude. I will remember her and all of you, in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Maureen Hobart

Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:04 PM
“Out of the 18 Hammen cousins of Linda’s generation, she was one of three girls. My mother, Bernadine, was another and my godmother Shirley was the third. Linda’s mother Eunice was my confirmation sponsor. I loved Linda and she loved my pickles. It was always a delight to see her face and enjoy her company. So sorry to hear she’s gone, but I know she’s enjoying her new home.”
- Sherry Kutz

Friday, February 5, 2021 at 6:12 PM
“I am so very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Linda was a very special person, dear friend and a great co-worker (we worked together many years at JOTS). I always looked forward to seeing her at Bingo in Lohrville for many years. She will be terribly missed. Lots of found memories of her.”
- Lisa Hedman

Friday, February 5, 2021 at 5:34 PM
“Linda was a sweetheart! Gerri enjoyed her so at Jots and I took care of her mother Eunice, and knew Linda well from that. Our deep sympathy.”
- Jane McCurdy⁸

Friday, February 5, 2021 at 4:47 PM
“Thoughts and prayers for your family. Cherish all your memories. Sorry we will not be able to make the service. We will be thinking of you. Love Ron and Cindy”
- Ron and Cindy Abel

Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12:36 PM
“Im so sorry Linda, you was a strong lady, you took alot. I sure will miss our little visits. RIP my friend. Love u!”
- Shelly Teague

Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12:03 PM
“How we will miss Linda! Such a good person & hard worker. Loved her smile, & enjoyed having her be our waitress. Blessings & prayers to her family!”
- Bill & Fran Lawson

Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12:02 PM
“I still remember Linda’s kind heart and her ability to help me learn at my first job at the Lunchbox and later at Jots! I loved her smile. She will be missed by so many. ”
- Heather McClain

Friday, February 5, 2021 at 9:27 AM
“Linda was a very special person and will be missed by all. I have fond memories of her! The family has my deepest sympathies. May her memory be eternal.”
- Dr Craig Doster

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