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

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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
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Every life deserves a special time
of honoring and celebrating.
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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 which comply within the CDC Guidelines. We continue to encourage social distancing and wearing masks.

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. 


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Current Obituaries

LeRoy Gerald Bower

Celebration of Life: Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 10:30 A.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa. LeRoy Gerald Bower, 80 of Plattsmouth, Nebraska passed...

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Sean David Stanley

Celebration of Life Gathering: Saturday, November 18, 2023, 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M., Harvey T. Rimel Post #141 Glenwood, Iowa American Legion, 104 N. Vine Street, Glenwood...

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Rosa (Rose) Maria Dethloff

Rosa (Rose) Maria Dethloff, 82, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, peacefully passed away on October 20, 2023. Born on January 7, 1941, in Tijuana, Baja California, she was the...

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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