Dorothy Boeve Petersen, who was born May 20, 1951 to Dick and Jesse Boeve in Rock Rapids, Iowa, passed away in Lincoln, NE on May 13, 2022. She grew up on a farm in Iowa until 1967 when, after her father passed, she moved with her mother to live in Steen, Minnesota. Growing up on the farm gave her some of the best years in her life. She graduated from Hills Beaver Creek High School in Hills, Minnesota in 1969. She graduated from South Dakota State University with her BSN and MSN and practiced nursing for 42 years. In 1978, she was wed to Kris Petersen and through that union was born a daughter, Jennifer, and a son, Derek. She was blessed with many friendships along the way, for which she is forever grateful. Her greatest joys and challenges were her walk with Jesus Christ, her savior, and raising her children.
Survivors and loved ones include: daughter, Jennifer Bossard (Ben); son, Derek Petersen (Julie); grandchildren Josiah, Jacob, Eli, Aubrie, and Everleigh; siblings Hendrene Van Whye, Jeanette Bleyenberg (Bill), Betty Elbers (Harold), Peter Boeve (Judy), and Josephine Nelson (Glenn); and sister in law Elsie Boeve. She was preceded in death by parents, Dick and Jessie Boeve; brother Eibert Boeve; and other loved ones.
There will be two gatherings to honor and celebrate Dorothy’s life. Both will be times of fellowship and remembrance for friends and family. The first will be on Saturday, May 21 from 9-11am at Grace Chapel at 16th and A St in Lincoln, NE. You can come and leave as it works best for you. The second will be later this summer at a park in Sioux Falls, SD. For more information about either event, contact Jennifer at email@example.com.
Memorial gifts will be given to Lincoln Christian School’s Foundation in her name to furnish one of the new classrooms. Cards and memorial gifts can be given to the family or sent to Aspen Cremation Service c/o the Petersen Family: 4822 Cleveland Avenue; Lincoln, NE 68504.
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