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Donna Jean Peterson

October 7, 1929 — July 28, 2020

Donna Jean Peterson, 90 of Sioux City, IA, died on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, Iowa.

A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel, 1801 Morningside Ave., Sioux City, IA 51106 with the Rev. Erica Mac Creaigh of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating; a luncheon will follow. Interment will be in Grace Hill Cemetery, Hawarden, IA.

The family will receive friends and family from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020, at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel, 1801 Morningside Ave., Sioux City, IA 51106. Mask wearing is encouraged, but optional.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.christysmith.com .

Donna was born October 7, 1929 in Hawarden, IA, to Que and Nina (Handy) Haines. She grew up in Hawarden and graduated from Hawarden High School. The family attended the Associated Church of Hawarden where Donna was baptized. Donna married Raymond L. Peterson on November 9, 1950 in Alcester, SD. In January of 1951, Ray entered the service and left for Korea. During that time, Donna worked at the bank in Hawarden. After Ray returned home, the couple started their family and had four children: Mark, Kirk, Cindy and Ann. The family relocated to Sioux City, Iowa, in 1961, they were longtime members of Faith United Presbyterian Church. Donna devoted her life to her children and later her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She enjoyed watching sports, cooking, sewing and spending time with her family. As an avid sports fan, she followed her children and grandchildren’s events, along with cheering on the Cubs, the Bulls, and watching tennis and golf. Donna loved to cook and was “famous” for her homemade turkey dressing and frosted sugar cookies. She was an excellent seamstress and sewed many items for her family. Donna loved to be outside in her yard, and enjoyed the bunnies and cardinals that visited her yard. Donna cherished family time, she rarely missed going for coffee and doughnuts with them.

Donna is survived by sons, Mark (Jeannie) Peterson and Kirk (Lynn) Peterson all of Sioux City, IA; daughters, Cindy (Scott) Utech of Papillion, NE and Ann (Bob) Stephens of Sioux City, IA; 15 grandchildren, Erik, Andy, Katie, Troy, Benn, Lindsay, Jordan, Brooke, Bryan, Brittany, Brady, Becca, Kellie, Kim and Katie; 18 great-grandchildren, Kennedie, Quinn, Khloee, Zackary, Ollie, Leigha, Ezra, Ari, Devin, Ethan, Aidan, Rylan, Kyler, Jackson, Morgan, Lexi, Braylee and Cassadee; sisters, Dolores Westcott and Barbara Kelley, both of Hawarden, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray; daughter-in-law, Barbara Peterson; grandchildren, Bridget, Brianna, Brendan and Ryan; brothers, Que Jr. and Norman; and sisters, Arlene, Nina, Carole and Beverly.
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Friday, July 31, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Funeral

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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