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Gwendolyn L. Peterson

June 17, 1924 — September 28, 2022

Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT- Gwendolyn L. Peterson, 98, died Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Park Place Elder Living in Mount Pleasant.

Gwendolyn was born June 17, 1924, in Coppock, Iowa, the daughter of Ronald and Elizabeth (Carpenter) Dold. She graduated from Winfield High School in 1942.  On November 23, 1944, she was united in marriage to Vern A. Peterson at the Mount Union Methodist Church. Gwendolyn worked at the Mental Health Institute and the Mount Pleasant Bank and Trust as a teller. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, T.T.T., Canasta Club, Harlan Questers and the Cotillion Club. She enjoyed camping, bowling, golfing and wintering in the south.

Gwendolyn is survived by her daughter Nadine Martin of Mount Pleasant; three grandchildren Penny Anding, Angie Withers, Seth Martin; and eight great grandchildren: Drew Peterson, Kelsey Anding, Maquel Anding, Derek Anding, Cody Wildman, Tyler Wildman, Jack Withers, and Cash Withers. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Darrel Peterson, son-in-law Merritt Martin, two granddaughters infant Christine Louise Martin and Lori Peterson.

A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Forest Home Cemetery. Visitation will be held 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel. A memorial fund has been established for the First United Methodist Church. The Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel is caring for Gwendolyn and her family.

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