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Alice Joy (AJ) Peterson

January 13, 1934 November 9, 2018
Alice Joy (AJ) Peterson
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Obituary for Alice Joy (AJ) Peterson

Alice Joy Richey was born at home on January 13, 1934, in rural Adams County. She attended school in Carbon and Corning through her early years and completed her GED in 1967. Alice was married to Don Herring and the union was blessed with three children, Doug, Linda and David. They were very young and the marriage did not last. She later married Harvey Brandt in 1960 and they welcomed the births of Kelley and Kirk. The family farmed in Prescott and was active in the community, school and church. Harvey was killed in a farming accident in 1975. Alice again was raising a family on her own. Stanley Peterson married Alice in 1977; Stan brought his two boys, Jim and John to the union. Stan cherished AJ, they enjoyed the large family and the precious gift of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Many of the years of parenting Alice was a single mother, she was courageous and taught her children integrity, grit, independence and perseverance. She took parenting seriously, she attended many sporting events, encouraged studious habits, held her children accountable and meted out punishment strictly. As a grandparent she was loving and kind. She was a devoted friend to many – her friends were a joy in her life. There were many laughs at card and dinner clubs, bridge, the Happy Hollow Country Club, the many church groups and with old friends from school days. She worked for many years in the medical field as an aide in nursing homes and the Corning hospital. She took golf lessons in middle age and it became a passion. She converted and became an active Catholic following her marriage to Stan. Failing health has prevented Alice from active involvement in the church, but her faith remained strong to the end. Alice’s many friends and family will particularly remember her laugh, her courage, and her willingness to always help a friend that needed support.

In addition to her husbands, Alice was predeceased by her loving parents, Paul and Esther Richey, her sister and brother-in-law, Claire N and Wayne H. Crill, and sister-in-law Donnis Richey. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Douglas W. Brandt and wife Sue; Linda Brandt O’Neall and husband Tom; David G. Brandt and wife Kathy; Jim G. Peterson and wife Barb; John I. Peterson, and wife Becky; Kelley R. Brandt Lang and husband Michael; Kirk D. Brandt and wife Lynn, and her brother Samuel P. Richey. Her grandchildren will miss her dearly – Wendy, Missy, Scott, Zach, Bryan, Mindy, Jessie, Amber, Josh, Brennan, Austin, Isaac, Weston, Sara, and Eryk. Her great grandchildren will be taught about her spirit and carry on her spunk; they include Lindsey, London, Garrett, Jaxsen, Jake, Nolan, Lexi, Boston, Brayden, Asher, Holden, Drew, Kenzie and Sofia.

We will hold our precious memories of AJ in our hearts.
May she be at peace in God’s loving care.


Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

15

Nov

4:00 PM 11/15/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/15/2018 7:00:00 PM
Parish Center

607 6th Street
Corning, Iowa 50841

The family will greet friends at the Parish Center Thursday evening from 4 to 7 PM

Parish Center
607 6th Street Corning 50841 Iowa
United States

Prayer Service

Thursday

15

Nov

7:00 PM 11/15/2018 7:00:00 PM
Parish Center

607 6th Street
Corning, Iowa 50841

There will be a prayer service at 7 PM following the visitation at the Parish Center

Parish Center
607 6th Street Corning 50841 Iowa
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday

16

Nov

10:00 AM 11/16/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church

504 Grove Avenue
Corning, IA 50841

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
504 Grove Avenue Corning 50841 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery in Prescott Final Resting Place

RR #1
Prescott, IA 50859

RR #1 Prescott 50859 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

May be given in her name.

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