Obituary: Colleen Petersen


Colleen Fay Petersen, 69, of Wilton, Iowa, died Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the Davenport Lutheran Home. A funeral service was held June 22 at Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton. A visitation was held prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton.

Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church or the Davenport Lutheran Home in her memory. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Colleen was born on Jan. 29, 1952, the daughter of Henry and Violet (Grunder) Petersen in Davenport. Colleen was baptized on Feb. 24, 1952, with her sponsors, Wayne and Alma Grunder by her side. She graduated from Durant High School with the class of 1970. After graduation, Colleen attended Scott Community College, where she studied interior design.

Colleen worked for Carpetland USA in Davenport for many years, and later for Happy House Carpet, Durant. She also worked at Liberty Trust & Savings Bank, Durant. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton, where she sang in the church choir. She enjoyed playing organ and the piano and was an accomplished seamstress and wedding cake decorator. Most of all, Colleen loved spending time with her close friends and family.

Colleen will be dearly missed by her son, Lance (Cristina) Richards of Corvallis, Oregon; two grandchildren, Addison and Dawson Richards; and one brother, David (Lynn) Petersen of Springfield, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Joyce McQuady; and one sister in-law, Marilyn Petersen.

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