Gladys Petersen Obituary


Walnut resident, Gladys Ann Petersen, 92, passed away peacefully at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, Iowa on January 10, 2022.

Gladys was born on September 9. 1929, to Helen (Krambeck) and Fred Mickel in Marne, Iowa. They moved to a house in Walnut, where she attended school and graduated in 1947.

Gladys married Lloyd Petersen on October 16, 1949, in Walnut. Together they were the proud parents of Jackie and James. They moved several times between Avoca and Walnut before settling down on a farm just south of Walnut.  They later built a home in Walnut.  After the death of Lloyd on July 1, 2007, Gladys donated many of their Walnut reference materials to the Walnut Genealogy Society.