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Helen Peterson

Funeral services for Helen Peterson, 84, of Armstrong, were held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the United Methodist Church in Armstrong with Pastor Lyndon Roesler officiating. Burial took place at Armstrong Grove Cemetery. Online condolences for the family may be at

Helen Marie Peterson, daughter of Bernhard and Esther (Anderson) Williams, was born on May 2, 1936 in Blue Earth, Minnesota. She passed away at her home in Armstrong, Iowa on January 12, 2021 surrounded by her family at the age of 84 years.

Helen attended school in Armstrong. She was united in marriage to George "Bob" Peterson on September 4, 1953 at her parent’s home north of Armstrong. The couple made their home in Armstrong, where Helen took care of the home and raised their children. She also worked at a clothing store and cooked at the school. Once her children were out of school, she worked at the Vet Clinic for 15 years.

Helen was a member of the United Methodist Church in Armstrong and was active in the Ladies’ Circle and American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends. Helen loved the Lord, and we know with confidence that she is now with God.

Helen is survived by her children Connie (Dennis) Thackery of Armstrong, Rick (Kenda) Peterson of Lenoir City, TN, Deborah (Lonnie) Hoien of Armstrong, Mark Peterson of Armstrong, and Tod (Kimberly) Peterson of Armstrong; 9 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Arlene (Gordon) Alm and Marjorie Harris; and many dear friends and family.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob, grandson Derrick Peterson, granddaughter Lindsey Hoien, sister Ruth Dollen, and several lifelong friends.

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