Dianna L. Peterson

Jul 27, 2019
Peterson, Dianna cropped


10:30 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2019 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, 3146 Kimball Avenue in Waterloo


5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 1 and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, August 2 at the Funeral Home.


Inurnment in the Garden of Memories Cemetery at a later date.


May be directed to Dianna's family.


Dianna L. Peterson, age 57 of Waterloo, died suddenly Saturday, July 27, 2019 at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center.

She was born November 8, 1961 in Evansville, IN, the daughter of Kenneth and Hazel (Pitchers) McKinney.  She attended Denver (IA) High School and graduated from the Hawkeye Community College GED program.  Dianna was united in marriage with Donald A. Peterson on July 3, 1980 at Washington Park in Waterloo.

Dianna worked for Aramark Food Service at the John Deere Waterloo Foundry for over 20 years.  Her family was everything to her and she was very proud of her sons and grandsons.  She was a very giving person who cared about everyone and continued to give of herself in death by being a donor for the Iowa Donor Network.  Dianna loved the outdoors, including flowers, gardening, canning and camping.  She was a very thrifty shopper and a strong supporter of the St. Vincent De Paul Society in Waterloo.

Survivors include her husband, Donald of Waterloo; two sons, Seth (Stephanie) Peterson of Cedar Falls and Sean Peterson of Waterloo; three grandsons, Jack, Dylan and Luke; her mother, Hazel Everts of Cedar falls; a brother, Gary (Nancy) Smith of Waverly; two sisters, Pam (Mike) Larrew of Washburn and Cathy (Dave) Aschbrenner of Denver, IA.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth, her stepfather, Les Everts and a brother, Terry Smith.

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  1. Mary Wagner | Aug 03, 2019

    So sorry for your loss Don.   I just saw this and could not believe it.   She will be missed 

    by many as I remember her a very kind loving person!  Prayers for the family as you

    go through this time.

  2. Randall Hawley & Family | Jul 30, 2019
    With her passing ,Dianna's journey, her life story and what a wonderful story it is becomes a part of her family's journey, its life story. As she goes to take her place among her ancestors, always carry her in your hearts, and always think of her in a good way. She will be missed by all those who's lives were touched by this remarkable woman. Always a smile, forever friendly, never judgemental. I will never forget you. Prayers to the family.                                                         Mitakuye Oyasin,                                                                             Randall Hawley & Family
  3. Pat Fuller | Jul 30, 2019
    My sympathy to your family. So sorry for your loss.
  4. Victoria | Jul 29, 2019
    When I got to work it didn't know till I served a customer and when they told me I couldn't believe it I did cry she was a very loving and friendly lady she loved her family deeply especially her grandsons,she was very proud of her sons and she loved her husband sorry for your loss and diana I'm gonna miss u
  5. Rich Tocco | Jul 29, 2019

    Dianna will be sorely missed member of the foundry family.  Always a smile and a "how are you doing?" (unless she was counting something:)).

  6. Stacie Beem | Jul 29, 2019

     So sorry for your loss Diana always had a smile on her face and truly connected to people she was a great person.


  7. Janine Harkless | Jul 29, 2019
    This broke my heart about Dianna. She was such a beautiful, hard working and friendly person. I ran into her recently when she covered at Engine Works. It absolutely made my day to walk in and see her. My Deepest Condolences to her family and friends, she will truly be missed.
  8. Chris McDaniel | Jul 28, 2019
    Seth so sorry for your loss.  It's never easy losing a family member.  Thoughts and prayers out to Peterson Family.
  9. Kriseda Young | Jul 28, 2019
    I’m trying to process this unexpected loss. Diane was a sweet lady who lovingly talked about her family, especially her grandsons. She’d ask, “How’s Kris doing?” She’d also ask about my kids. A personable lady who will be missed. The cafeteria will never be the same. My heart goes out to her family and friends. May God comfort you all during this time.❤️
  10. Chris Ridpath | Jul 28, 2019
    So sad. She was our cafeteria lady at the foundry. She greeted me with a smile and always asked me how I was doing and how my family was doing. She will be missed. Prayers and condolences to her family
  11. Luke Steimel | Jul 28, 2019
    Lots of memories with Dianna and Donnie and the family growing up across the street.  Sending thoughts and prayers to the Petersen family.
  12. Brad Dubois | Jul 28, 2019
    Seth I'm so sorry for your families loss Dianna was a wonderful woman .
  13. Darrin lane | Jul 28, 2019

    so sorry for yr loss I really liked her always cheerful


  14. Heidi Bowser | Jul 28, 2019

    i am so sorry for your families loss!    She was a great lady and a wonderful friend..... she will be missed by all that knew and loved her..... my heart goes out to you Don n your family during this difficult time.    

          With deepest sympathy,

    Heidi Bowser

  15. Donna Jones | Jul 28, 2019

    The most beautiful and loving person in all of our world. 

     With our deepest sympathy, Love, John and Donna

  16. Jodi Millermon | Jul 28, 2019
    So very sorry to hear about Diana.  My thoughts are with all of you. 

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