Joyce Peterson

Joyce D. Peterson, 89, of Albert City went to meet her Lord and Savior on Nov. 27, 2017 at Pleasant View Home in Albert City.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 2, at Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City.  Burial was in Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City.  Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City was in charge of arrangements. 

Joyce Delores Nordlund, daughter of Sigfried and Mable (Anderson) Nordlund, was born in Chicago, Ill. on Oct. 9, 1928.  At an early age, she moved with her family to Albert City where she lived her youth and received her education. Joyce was a graduate of Albert City High School; following graduation, she attended beauty school in Des Moines.

Joyce was united in marriage to Maurice Peterson on March 19, 1949 at Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City. The Lord blessed them with four sons:  Lloyd, Daniel, Raymond and Gordon. Joyce and Maurice spent their entire married life in the Albert City community where Joyce had a beauty shop for two years.  From 1968 to 1975, she continued to operate her beauty shop from home. Joyce was a great help to Maurice and the boys on the farm. She could often be found doing field work, hauling and unloading grain wagons, working with livestock and many other farm related chores.

While a teenager, Joyce attended a Billy Graham crusade, where she committed her life to her Lord Jesus. She was an active member of Evangelical Covenant Church where she enjoyed expressing her musical gift as a devoted pianist for the choir and congregation for many, many years. She was a member of the Covenant Women’s group, several committees and served on the Church Board.  Joyce always had a smile to share and a magnetic personality, naturally drawing ones around her into lasting friendships. She raised a beautiful garden of fresh vegetables and assorted flowers each year and enjoyed her own riding lawn mower.  Joyce took great pride in making photo albums and scrapbooks for her family and enjoyed the many activities of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; always expressing her love and encouragement to each one along the way. 

Joyce’s life is cherished and celebrated by her family which includes her husband, Maurice Peterson of Albert City; sons: Lloyd (Nancy) Peterson of Cleghorn; Daniel (Nan) Peterson of Ventura; Raymond Peterson; and Gordon (Donna) Peterson all of Clear Lake; grandchildren: Ross (Kristen) Peterson; Kimberly Peterson; Seth (Evie) Peterson; Alicia (Justin) Anderson; Tyler (Beka) Peterson; Matthew (Nicole) Peterson; Jason (Megan) Peterson; Bethany (Andrew) Monson; Mark Peterson and Kristi Peterson; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Izetta Peterson of Pocahontas; other extended family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roland and sister, Vivian.

Blessed be the memory of Joyce Delores Peterson.