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JoAnn Petersen

JoAnn Petersen

JoAnn Petersen

JoAnn Petersen

Sioux City

JoAnn Petersen, 89, of Sioux City, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020, at a local nursing home.

A memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. JoAnn was buried at Calvary Cemetery. Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to

JoAnn was born on June 18, 1930, in Platte, S.D., the daughter of Andrew and Maye Doering. She graduated from Platte High School in 1948 and from St. Joseph School of Nursing as an X-ray technician in 1950.

She married Robert Petersen, then in the U.S. Air Force, on Sept. 15, 1951. To this union a daughter and two sons were born.

She worked as an X-ray technician early, then raised her family through school as a homemaker. She then was employed for 20 years as an assistant to the Woodbury County Court administrator.

JoAnn was a Eucharistic minister, and spent many years training young men and women as altar servers. She was also very active working many church dinners and events. She was an avid follower of all Heelan Crusader sports and could often be found to be there before the team!

Survivors include her children, Pamela of Sioux City, Steve Petersen of Lisle, Ill., and Mike and wife Claudia Petersen of Plainview, Texas; eight grandchildren; and four great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; brother, Raymond; sister, Rita McLinn; and son-in-law, Dr. Gary Carlton.

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