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Mildred Frances Peterson was born April 5, 1929 in Union County, Iowa, and passed away December 10, 2017 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr at the age of 88 years and 8 months.
She was born the daughter of Clement and Lora (Hageman) Todd. On May 10, 1950 she was married to Clifford Milton Peterson in Osceola. To this union two children were born; daughter, Linda, and son, Joe.
Mildred was a lifelong homemaker. She enjoyed having her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren around as much as possible. She was always making cookies, cinnamon rolls, cherry delight and many of the kid’s favorite dishes. She always wanted to be a teacher, so when the kids would bring homework to her house she would sit down with them and make sure they had it done. She enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. She was a caregiver to whom ever needed her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clifford Peterson; brothers, Vernon, Lyle, James, Forrest and Elbert.
Left to cherish her memory include, daughter, Linda (Myron) Tilk of Osceola; son, Joe (Michelle) Peterson of Osceola; four grandchildren: Carmen (Kenneth) Norwood of St. Louis, MO, Chris Carrico of Mason City, Alana Carrico of Osceola, Tabby Welcher and Brandon Alderson both of Joy, IL; four great-grandchildren Cory (fiancé Amy) Howard of Center Point, Jazylin Norwood and Breonna Norwood both of St. Louis, MO, Skyler Carrico and Ryan Thomas both of Osceola, Amriel Alderson of Joy, IL; three great-great-grandchildren: Lilly, Travis and Dallas Howard all of Center Point; sister, Margie Perkins of Grimes; sisters-in-law, Doris Todd of Mount Ayr, Leota James of Murray and Leona Holland of Osceola; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Services were Wednesday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hopeville United Methodist Church in Hopeville, IA.
Pastor Dwayne Henrichs officiated. Songs were “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Beyond the Sunset”.
Casket bearers were: Chris Carrico, Brian Peterson, Bryan Sheets, Justin Sheets, Tom James, and Andy James.
Burial was at Hopeville Cemetery in Hopeville, Iowa.
Memorials can be made to the family.

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