Phyllis Ruth Peterson, 72, passed away surrounded by loved ones on February 4th, 2020 following a short struggle with Leukemia.
Phyllis was born on Valentine's Day, 1947 in Kankakee, Illinois, the daughter of Ruth and Jack Zeilenga. She attended Central College in Pella, Iowa, where she met Michael Peterson. They married in 1969 and raised four boys before celebrating 50 years of marriage in 2019.
Phyllis was a woman of very strong faith who welcomed everyone she met as family.
Phyllis is survived by her husband Michael; her sons Rob (Shawna), Eric (Holly), and Andy (Heather); her brothers Jack (Carol), Keith (Jeannine), and Ralph Zeilenga; several beloved grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and many many friends.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her son Mark and her parents.
Celebration of Life Services will be at 2pm Saturday February 8th at Prairie Ridge Church in Ankeny, Iowa. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions can be directed to Wings of Refuge, PO Box 562 Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
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