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Peterson, Heather Holly (Gallagher) (1978 - 2022)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 5/28/2022 at 19:15:26

Name of deceased: Heather Holly Peterson (nee Gallagher)

Aged: 43 yrs, 4 mo, 10 days

Residence: Audubon, Audubon County, IA

Born: Dec. 27, 1978; Cass County Memorial Hospital, Atlantic, Cass County, IA

Died: May 6, 2022; Audubon, Audubon County, IA

Funeral services: Monday, May 16, 2022; Kessler Funeral Home, Audubon, IA

Survived by: Husband of 17 years, Richard Peterson of Audubon, IA; daughters, Hannah Stewart (significant other, Nicholas Wilson) and their children, Nevaeh and Carson, all of Audubon, IA, and Hailey (spouse, Trever) Oldham and their children, Everleigh and Zaidyn, all of Harlan, IA; step-daughter, Aaliyah Slaughter of Carlisle, IA; mother, Eunice (nee Zaiger) Martens of Audubon, IA; father, Tom Gallagher of Harlan, IA; brothers, Joseph (spouse, Lisa) Zaiger of Audubon, IA and James Martens (significant other, Diane) of Colorado; father-in-law, Richard Peterson of Des Moines, IA; sister-in-law, Holly Peterson of Des Moines, IA; nieces; nephews; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Niece, Maggie Zaiger; mother-in-law, Linda Peterson; maternal grandparents, Earl and Dorothy Zaiger

Education: Attended the Audubon (IA) Community Schools and later Denison Job Corp, receiving her GED in 1997

Religious affiliation: Baptized at the First Assembly of God Church, Audubon, IA

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Richard Peterson; Oct. 10, 2004; Des Moines, IA

Employment: Was employed at the New Oaks Care Center, Des Moines, IA as head cook in the dietary department for 5 years; after the birth of her second daughter, Heather was employed by the Econo Lodge in Des Moines, IA, working the front desk and in housekeeping. The family moved back to Audubon, IA in 2012 and she was employed with the Family Resource Center in Carroll, IA for several years and additionally worked at the Holiday Motel in Audubon, IA.

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoyed listening to music, watching scary movies, cooking and shopping. She was an active and fit person and enjoyed taking long walks, riding bikes, or jumping on the trampoline with her daughters. In her spare time, she enjoyed her vegetable garden.

Sources: kjan.com; kesslerfuneralhomes.com


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