Petersen, Dorothy "Dottie" Sylvia age 93, passed from this life peacefully with family at her side, on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at The Glenn Senior Community, in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Born June 20th, 1926 at home in Buchanan, Iowa to Marion Clifton Emrich and Antoinette Ruth Stepanek, as the middle child of their nine children, she attended country school and graduated from Tipton High School, in 1943. For 68 years Dottie was married to her sweetheart, Marvin (Marv/Doc) H. Petersen. When Marv returned from the service, they married June 1, 1947 at the First Presbyterian Church in Mechanicsville, Iowa. Following Marv's graduation from Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, IN they moved to Britt, Iowa where he started his Chiropractic practice in 1952 and Dottie worked as a legal secretary for the Senneff and Buck Law Firm until they started their family. In 2014, to be closer to family they moved to The Glenn Senior Community in Minnetonka, MN where they gathered with new friends and were thankful for The Glenn's wonderful, kind-hearted staff. God has taken her home to heaven now but we have her in our hearts always. She will be deeply missed but her joyful spirit will be carried on by her cherished family. Daughter, Elizabeth (Jeff) Stevenson of Atlanta, Georgia, grandsons, Mathew and Eric Stevenson, Panama City, Florida. Daughter, Julia (Kevin) Prohaska, Wayzata, Minnesota, grandson, Zachary (Suzanne) Prohaska, great grandchildren Noah, Emma and Lily of Richmond, Virginia and grandson, Jordan (Katie) Prohaska of St. Louis, Missouri. Also, sister-in-law Betty Emrich, Tipton, Iowa and many nieces and nephews. Dottie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, parents, 6 brothers, 2 sisters and 3 nieces and 2 nephews. She lived a full and happy life and we will honor her with a private family celebration at a later date with burial at the Evergreen Cemetery, Britt, Iowa. Arrangements are with Cataldo Funeral Home in Britt, Iowa. 641-843-3811 cataldofuneralhome.com
Dorothy Sylvia 'Dottie' Petersen
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