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Lela Petersen

August 7, 1937 — March 5, 2016

Lela Petersen

Obituary for Lela Berniece Petersen (Boggs)

Lela Petersen, 78, of Atlantic, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Allen Place in Atlantic, where she had resided since October.

Lela was born August 7, 1937, in Lewis, Iowa, the daughter of Merritt and Estella (Flathers) Boggs. She grew up in Atlantic and Marne and graduated from Atlantic High School in 1955. She married Everett Petersen, February 15, 1958, and had two children, Norman "Buke" and Debra "Babe".

Lela worked at the Atlantic Locker most of her life. She also worked at Delongs, Hy-Vee Meat Department and Henningsen's Locker. Spending time and doing things with her grandchildren may very well have been her greatest love. Lela enjoyed cooking and dancing, but really enjoyed pulling the "one armed bandit" at the casinos. She may not have won much, but had fun with her friends.

Surviving Lela are her children, Norman "Buke" (Lori) Petersen of Marne and Debra "Babe" (Jess) Rush of Elliott; her grandchildren, Brad (Mindy) Rush of Griswold, Haley (Chad) Begley of Ankeny, Crystal (Mark) Naser of Griswold, Brandon (Stacey) Petersen of Norwalk, Nick Rush of Griswold and Jeremy (fiancé, Felesha) Petersen of Marne; five great-grandchildren, Alex, Madison, Macy, Rylie, Briar and Mason; sisters, Janice Hines of Des Moines, Mary Jane McDermott of Atlantic, Muriel Riley of Lewis and Sandy Roberts of Missouri; brother, Leslie (Karen) Boggs of Atlantic; sisters-in-law, Janis Boggs of Atlantic and Edna Boggs of Cedar Rapids; brother-in-law, Mervin (Carol) Petersen of Earlham; and many nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

She was preceded in death by her children's father, Everett Petersen; her parents; her brothers, Orville and Lawrence; sisters, Betty Ann Nichols, Marilyn Luke and Kathy Sue, in infancy; brothers-in-law, Frank Hines, Ron Riley, Marvin Nichols, Morris Luke and Darrell Petersen; sisters-in-law, Mona (Bill) Watson and Betty Clements.

Open visitation at Roland Funeral Home will begin at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 9th until the time of family visitation. The family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 10th at Roland's with Pastor Leon Hodges, Unity Point Hospice Chaplain officiating. Interment will be in the Brighton Township Cemetery in Marne, Iowa. Following services at the cemetery a lunch will be held at the Marne Fire Hall.

Roland Funeral Service of Atlantic, Iowa is caring for Lela's family and the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com

In Remembrance
Lela B. Petersen
Born
August 7, 1937
Lewis, Iowa

Entered Into Rest
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Atlantic, Iowa

At the Age of
79 years, 6 months and 27 days

Funeral Service
11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 10, 2016
Roland Funeral Service ~ Atlantic, Iowa

Officiating
Pastor Leon Hodges ~ UnityPoint Hospice Chaplain

Musical Selections
“Amazing Grace” recorded by Anne Murray
“How Great Thou Art” recorded by Carrie Underwood

Casket Bearers
Brad Rush
Haley Begley
Crystal Naser
Brandon Petersen
Nick Rush
Jeremy Petersen

Honorary Bearers
Brian Wagner
Kurt Haupert
Jamie Henningsen

Flower Committee
Susie Fusselman
Marilyn Freund
Judy Anderson

Committal Service
Brighton Township Cemetery ~ Marne, Iowa

The family invites you to join them for lunch at the
Marne Fire Hall following services at the cemetery.








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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, June 18, 2016

1:00 - 2:00 pm

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 18, 2016

2:00 - 2:30 pm

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Visitation

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Service Information

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Interment Location

Brighton Township Cemetery NE

56766 Dallas Rd, Marne, IA 51552

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Reception Information

Marne Fire Hall

, Marne, IA 51552

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