Lois Jane Petersen (July 16, 2016)

ID-100417527December 18, 1934 ~ July 16, 2016

No visitation will be held prior to the Graveside Service.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
10:30 a.m.
Harlan Cemetery
Harlan, IA
(get directions)

1 Son – Todd (Donna) Sappenfield of Logan, IA
3 Grandchildren – Matthew (Crissy) Ladd of McCook, NE
Carrie (Paul) Bell of Logan, IA
Jason Winchester of Missouri Valley, IA
10 Great-grandchildren
Other Relatives & Friends

Lois Jane Petersen, the daughter of Fred and Margaret (Davis) Ingwers, was born on December 18, 1934, in Corley, Iowa. She attended Harlan (Iowa) schools, and graduated from Harlan High School. After graduation, Lois worked several jobs while living in Chicago, Illinois, Denver, Colorado, and Omaha, Nebraska. In 2004, she moved to Logan, Iowa, to be close to her son.

Lois valued her time alone and took advantage of it. She was a great homemaker who especially liked to bake and cook good meals for her family. Lois had a green thumb and raised many plants and flowers; for several years while living in Omaha, she cultivated plants and sold them for Osco Drug. Lois also enjoyed crocheting, and made blankets and sweaters for family and friends.

Lois J. Petersen died on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at her home in Logan, Iowa. She had reached the age of 81 years, 6 months, and 28 days.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Freddie Ingwers and Norman Ingwers. She is survived by one son, Todd (Donna) Sappenfield of Logan, Iowa; three grandchildren, Matthew (Crissy) Ladd of McCook, Nebraska, Carrie (Paul) Bell of Logan, Iowa, and Jason Winchester of Missouri Valley, Iowa; ten great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

The graveside service and burial was held on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, Iowa, with Pastor Phillip Nielsen of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Harlan, Iowa, officiating. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.

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2 Responses to Lois Jane Petersen (July 16, 2016)

  1. Roberta Klaahsen says:

    I had the pleasure of being one of Lois’s caregivers for the past 8 months. Lois was a stickler for a clean house and always wanted a good home cooked meal. She has a very detailed assortment of recipe cookbooks, that she created herself out of 1 inch binders. She may not have been able to see those recipes that last few years of her life, but she could verbally tell you what each recipe had in it. She and I had a lot of heart to heart talks, which were both therapy for her and myself. RIP Miss Lois! Go take care of your heavenly garden of flowers and have a renewed conversation with your beloved mother and grandmother! 🙂

  2. stacy says:

    Thoughts and prayers for this family. She was a lovely woman.

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