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Janice O. Peterson

February 14, 1952 — January 28, 2022

Janice O. Peterson

Janice O. Peterson, 69, of Clear Lake passed away Friday, January 28, 2022 at Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 3, 2022 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garner with Pastor Scott Kozisek officiating. Inurnment will be in the spring at Forest Home Cemetery in Leland.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Memorials may be directed to Alcoholics Anonymous in memory of Janice at:

Janice Olive Peterson, the daughter of Dickerson and Edith (Anderson) Cobb, was born February 14, 1952 in Bloomington, Minnesota. She grew up in the north Iowa area and attended Forest City High School. She later received her GED and became an Optometric Assistant. On March 2, 1971 she was married to Lauren Peterson in Garner. They lived in Garner before moving to Britt in 1977 where they raised their three children. Janice lived in Thompson and Forest City for a time and in 2004 moved to Garner where she resided with her special friend, Laverne “Sonny” Farris. In 2018, they moved to Clear Lake. Family was very important to Janice. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was passionate about attending AA meetings in the area serving as a sponsor and mentor for many people over the years.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and LWML.

Janice is survived by her special friend, Laverne “Sonny” Farris of Clear Lake; three children, Craig (Stacey) Peterson of Forest City, Kelly (Jaimy) Christenson of Cedar Rapids and Jon (Tanya) Peterson of Forest City; grandchildren, Kristina (Jon) Aguilar, Katelynn Peterson, Tawnee Johnson, Shania (James) Rodamaker, John Lawson, Christian Lawson, Cierra (Jackson) Hopkins, Amanda Wolf, Faith Peterson, Olivia Christenson, Jerad Peterson and Justin Peterson; great grandchildren, Kori, Daelyn, Evelynn Peterson, Callum Aguilar, Gaige Johnson, Nova-Marie and Aaliyah Lawson, Christian Lawson and Laura Hopkins; brothers, Paul Cobb of Forest City, Fred (Maxine) Cobb of Clear Lake; sister, Tudy (Richard) Nelson of Thompson; three sisters-in-law, Kathy Cobb, Judy Cobb and Alice Cobb; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Walt, Dave, Richard and Tom Cobb.
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Thursday, February 3, 2022

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