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Marge Peterson
  • Dunlap Food Pantry
    601 Iowa Avenue
    Dunlap, IA 51529
  • Dunlap Fire & Rescue
    601 Iowa Avenue
    Dunlap, IA 51529
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“Uncle Charles so sorry for your loss are prayers go out to you. ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Scott Schwingdorf - Kelso, WA

“Charles, so sorry to hear about Marge. ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Phyllis (Peterson) Jones - Huron, SD

“Dear Charles & family,Our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Marge was always such a friendly & kind person with a wonderful smile. Our...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Marilynn & Frank Kostal - AR

“To Charles and family: I am so saddened to hear of Marge's passing. What a wonderful woman she was and I remember her fondly. May her memory give...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Carol Peterson - Boulder, CO

“I have known Marge since I was a small child, and especially remember my folks (Noel & Helen DeLance) as being friends of Marge's folks. She was...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Karen (DeLance) Rang - Mitchell, SD

“To Charlie and the Peterson Family,So sorry for your loss, Prayers to you and your family.Randy Hunter ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Randy Hunter - Lutz, FL - Friend

“Our sympathy to the Peterson family, Roger and Penny our thoughts are with you during this time of loss. Barbara (Summerfield) and Dick Hanny ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Barbara Hanny - Omaha, NE

“To the Peterson family -Marge was a great lady who always had a friendly smile for everyone she met. She will be missed by all.Our thoughts are with...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Dennis Houston - Parker, CO

“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Judi and Greg Amerine - MO

“To Charles, Roger, Penny, the kids, and all the Peterson Family,We are so sad to hear of Marge's passing. Our hearts & prayers go out to you. Marge...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Ben and Brenda Ellison - Topeka, KS

“Marge and I worked at Aaron's Food Mart in the old Briardale Store on the corner where the bank now sits. We became friends through working together...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Micheal Bonsall - Dunlap, IA

“Our sympathy to Charlie and all his family. ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Melvin&Judy Ronk

“I am so sorry to hear about Marge. I am going to miss her she is such a sweet lady and was so fun to work with. ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Renee Kerger-Hackett - Logan, IA

“Thinking of you all with prayers for peace and comfort during these difficult days. Marge and I share the same birthday. Many times over the years I...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Carol Mulligan - Indialantic, FL

“To all of Marge's family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss.Knowing Marge she has left you with the most precious gift that anyone could have ...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Jacqueline Jenkins Beam - Fremont, NE

“Thinking of all of you!! She was a great lady ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Mariellen Sharp

“I am saddened by Marge's passing. I will miss her smile. ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Fonley Allen - Dunlap, IA

“I met Marge about twenty six years ago. Spent some time working with her at Linda's Upholstery. She was so much fun to work with and we all loved her...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Bonnie Sparks - Dow City, IA

“So sorry to hear of Marge's passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Joyce Kramer - Surprise, AZ

“Marge was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Cheryl Haberberger - Deloit, IA

“A tribute to Marge:Marge was the heart and soul of our family. She was the glue that held everything together. She loved her husband, kids,...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Byron Hartwig - Battle Creek, IA

“Heartfelt condolences and prayers to all the Peterson family. May all the memories you share keep Marge in your hearts forever. In Sympathy, Julie...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Julie and Jim Thrasher

“Thoughts and prayers to the mist amazing neighbors anyone could ask for, Marge will be missed by so many that loved her dearly. The Eaton street ...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Jackie Barry - dunlap, IA

“To Charlie and the kids. I was so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Terry Frazier - Omaha, NE


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Marjorie Jean "Marge" (Schwingdorf) Peterson was born December 28, 1933, to Ralph and Irene (Pithan) Schwingdorf in Charter Oak, Iowa. She made her First Communion at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Charter Oak. Marge moved with her family to Dunlap when she was eight years old. She then attended St. Joseph Catholic School and Dunlap Public School. Marge married Charles Peterson on January 29, 1952, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap. Marge worked at several places including: The Gold Slipper, Dunlap Livestock Auction, Town & Country all in Dunlap and also the Dairy Sweet in Woodbine.

Marge was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She was also a member of Catholic Daughters St. Monica's Court 303 and the Altar Society; serving as an officer in both organizations. Marge was very active in starting and volunteering at the Dunlap Food Pantry. She also enjoyed sewing, refinishing and reupholstering furniture, golfing and getting together with her family.

Marge died on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs at the age of 82 years, 11 months, and 16 days.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Larry "Richard," Dave and Jerry Schwingdorf and two great grandsons, Devin and Marcus Hartwig. She is survived by her husband, Charlie Peterson of Dunlap, Iowa; eight children, Robert (Bonnie) Peterson of Omaha, Nebraska, Gordon Peterson of Adel, Iowa, Keith (Etta) Peterson of Denison, Iowa, Roger (Penny) Peterson of Woodbine, Iowa, Mary Jo (Byron) Hartwig of Battle Creek, Iowa, Tim Peterson of Smith Station, Alabama, Tom (Lydia) Peterson of Battle Creek, Iowa and Douglas Peterson of Dunlap, Iowa; 20 grandchildren; 18+ great grandchildren; brother, Don (Marilyn) Schwingdorf of Longview, Washington; sister, Jane (Russ) Singbeil of Mountain Home, Arkansas; and many other relatives and friends.