Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One for over 100 years.

Our sympathies go out to anyone who has the additional burden of grief and loss during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are here to guide every family with their particular needs on an individual basis. Assisting you is our privilege and honor at Peterson Mortuary. You can be sure that we are here for you with uninterrupted service and attention, regardless of the cause of passing, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, we will work with bereaved families to create meaningful services that fall within the Iowa Governor’s State Public Health Disaster Emergency that limits gatherings to ten people. 

Please know that above all, we are committed to the families we serve. We remain focused on maintaining high standards and ethical practices as we serve the deceased and bereaved with the health and well-being of our communities in mind as we move forward together in the coming weeks and months. 

Sincerely, 

Peterson Mortuary and Staff

Current Obituaries

Charles F. “Chuck” Copperstone, Sr.

Charles F. Copperstone, Sr., 80, of Malvern, Iowa passed away April 1, 2020. Private Graveside Service will be held at the Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Iowa due to Federal and...

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Dennis Dean White

Dennis White, 65 of Rural Hastings, Iowa passed away March 25, 2020. A Celebration of Life to be determined at a later date due to Federal and State requirements of COVID-19...

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Mabel C. “Peggy” Fink

Visitation:  Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa. Services:  Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:00 A.M....

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Welcome

The staff of Peterson Mortuary  believes a funeral is a time to honor the life of the deceased and celebrate the heritage of their family. We strive to make each funeral a respectful, fulfilling experience that meets the unique needs of each family.

Family owned and operated for over 100 years our  Southwest Iowa location enables us to provide comfort to families in a facility convenient to their home.

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The Bitterest tears shed over graves are
for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

– Harriet Beecher Stowe

HELPING WITH GRIEF

Grief & Healing

Losing Your Spouse

Losing Your Spouse

Losing Your Spouse, Losing the Present How can one possibly absorb the shock of the death of a mate? No matter how many years you have shared, memories of courtship, lifelong plans, and your marriage are most difficult to bear. Not to mention what has been left behind: children and grandchildren; dreams yet to be

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Losing a Child

Losing a Child

Losing a Child …Losing Your Future? It has been said that parents who lose a child also lose the hopes, dreams, and expectations they had for that child. They lose a part of themselves. They lose their future because their child represents their sense of ongoing life. Psychologists believe, because of these reasons, the death

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Helping Others Experiencing Grief

Helping Others Experiencing Grief

There are many ways to be supportive of a person experiencing the grieving process. Listening Listening to grieving people is the most important thing you can do. Listen in a non-judging way, and allow them to tell the story or stories over and over if they need to. Repetition is often a key part of

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