Juanita Petersen


HAMLER -- Juanita Lorena Petersen, 91, of Hamler, Ohio, died Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014, at Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green, Ohio.

She was born July 5, 1922, in Marion Township, Hamler, Ohio, to the late Rudolph F. and Alvina (Bartels) Meyer. On September 29, 1940, she married Alfred Petersen and he preceded her in death on November 1, 2008. Juanita was a homemaker and very supportive farm wife to her husband and the family farm. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Deshler, and a Sunday school teacher for many years.

She is survived by five children, Burdell (Anne) Petersen of Hamler, Roger (Jane) Petersen of Hamler, Mary Ann (Larry) Walther of Deshler, James (Sheryl) Petersen of Hamler and Annette (J. Randal) Rader, Deshler; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Ervin (Louise) Meyer, Napoleon, Ohio.

She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter and brothers, Raymond and Donald Meyer.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church, Deshler, with Rev. Lindsay Shaner officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, and 10-11 a.m. Monday at the church.

The family suggest memorials be given to St. John Lutheran Church or the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at www.rodenbergerfuneralhome.com.

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