Jeanette Irene (Gosch) Peterson

December 10, 1934 ~ January 23, 2021 (age 86)


Jeanette I. Peterson, age 86, of Holstein, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home.  Immediately following the visitation, a graveside service will be held at the Diamond Township Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Fells officiating.  The family requests that masks be worn and social distancing measures are followed. 

Jeanette Irene Gosch Peterson was born December 10, 1934, to Lloyd and Evelyn (Wiebersch) Gosch, outside of Odebolt, Iowa. She passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Society in Holstein, Iowa, on January 23, 2021.

Jeanette married Donald F. Peterson on November 16, 1953, in Schaller, Iowa. To this union, four children were born: Jacqueline, Russell, Marcia, and Michael.

Jeanette was a homemaker and held several positions in the communities where they resided. Most notably, her favorite position was as a civil secretary for the Ida County Sheriff’s department. The family moved often as Don was a USDA meat inspector.

Jeanette is survived by her husband of 67 years, Don Peterson and her children; Jacquie Sanchez of Aurora, CO; Russ (Diane) Peterson of Norfolk, NE; and Mike (Lori) Peterson of Cushing, IA. Grandchildren include: Anthony (Challeni Nuss) Sanchez, Minatare, NE and children, Jocyeln and Gavin Nuss; Teresa (Hemal Patel) Sanchez,  Washington, D.C. and Evelyn Sanchez Patel; Andrea Sanchez, Fort Collins, CO and children, Maryssa and Mercedes Ramirez; Adam (Amber) Peterson, Norfolk, NE and children Henry and Francis Peterson; Jenny Peterson, Omaha, NE; Danielle (Jason) Martin, Holstein, IA, and children Kyra, Aiden, Vada, and Jase Martin; Noah Peterson, Correctionville, IA; Ben (Jessica) Lau, Moville, IA; and children Audrey, Autumn, Gage, Tobias, Pacen, and Charlie; and Shelbey (Chantz) Shermer, Burwell, NE, and children, Josey Babcock and Colton Shermer; brother, Jerry (Dee) Gosch, Terril, IA; sister, Kay (Cal) Muller, Norwalk, IA; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Evelyn Gosch; sister, Betty Sanders; daughter, Marcia Peterson Loucks; and granddaughter, Rashell Nelson.

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January 27, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home
1600 S. Kiel St.
Holstein, Iowa 51025

Graveside Service
January 27, 2021

2:00 PM
Diamond Township Cemetery
Rural Aurelia
Aurelia, IA 51005

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