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Janet A. Peterson, age 62 of Des Moines, passed away July 1, 2019 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, IA after a short illness. She was born on June 29, 1957 in DeKalb, IL to Orrin and Birdie Peterson.

Janet graduated from Crystal Lake High School in 1975 and attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She truly enjoyed her career as a Senior Programmer Analyst at Telligen in West Des Moines for the past 10 years.

Janet was a strong, talented, and fiercely independent woman. She had a dry sense of humor which we loved about her. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and blessed many with her handmade gifts. Cribbage was a favorite game and she played as often as she could. Janet was a genuine and caring friend and many people were blessed to know her. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and was especially devoted to her "fur babies" Cleo and Maya.

Janet is survived by her mother, Birdie; her siblings, Diana (Glen) Floress, Jim (Betty) Peterson, Bob (Dawn) Peterson; nieces and nephews, Jenna Floress, Sarah (Jesse) Fortner, Katie (Matt) Peterson-Reding, James, Anna and Erin Peterson; her great-nieces and nephew, Maya, Aiyana, Matthew and Isabel; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Orrin Peterson, and her grandparents.

Two celebrations of life are scheduled, the first at Hamilton Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street in Des Moines on July 27, 2019 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. The second will be held in Crystal Lake, IL on September 7, 2019.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Animal Lifeline, PO Box 12, Carlisle, IA 50047 or online at https://www.animal-lifeline.com

Service Details

Visitation:
Saturday, July 27, 2019
3:00 to 6:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines
Service:
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Visitation only
(See above)
Disposition:
Cremation prior to visitation
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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