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

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Helping Families and Friends
Honor Their Loved One
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Where There is Sorrow
There is Holy Ground
We provide a range of services including arranging burials
with miltary honors.
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Where Heritage & Life
are Celebrated
Every life deserves a special time
of honoring and celebrating.
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Current Obituaries

Jerry Lynn Pontow

Jerry Lynn Pontow, 76 of rural Hastings, Iowa passed away February 27, 2024 in Glenwood, Iowa.  He was born March 5, 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska to August Louis and Phyllis Marie...

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Clifford Ray Curtis

Clifford Ray Curtis, age 72 of Glenwood, passed away on February, 23, 2024 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.   Clifford was born on August 10, 1951 in Kirksville, Missouri to Ray...

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Donna Marie Smith

Donna Marie Smith, 90 of Glenwood, Iowa formerly of Evanston, Wyoming passed away February 23, 2024. She was born February 5, 1934 in Madison, South Dakota.   In earlier years...

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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


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

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

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