Darlene Ann Peters

Darlene Ann Peters, 92, of Dysart, passed away on Monday, August 22nd at MercyOne Medical Center in Waterloo. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 25th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Dysart United Methodist Church, 602 Tilford Street, Dysart, Iowa. The funeral will be held on Friday, August 26th at 10:30 AM at the Dysart United Methodist Church. Interment will follow the service at the Dysart Cemetery. The Overton Funeral Home in Dysart, has been entrusted to arrangements. To leave a message of condolence or a memory of Darlene, please visit our website at www.overtonfuneralhomes.com.

Darlene was born on July 26, 1930, on the family farm in LaPorte City, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas & Vivian (Vanderheyden) Taylor. She grew up in Tama County, near the Geneseo Township. She attended the Geneseo School, graduating in the class of 1948. After high school, Darlene worked a short time in Waterloo, where she did clerical work. On February 26, 1949, Darlene was united in marriage to Keith Peters. He preceded her in death, in 2000. The couple welcomed 4 children into their family.

She worked very hard, as a homemaker and matriarch, of her family. When Darlene was not busy caring for her family, she would also help her husband Keith with farm chores, including running the corn picker. To say Darlene was a hard worker, would be an understatement; later in life, she worked as a home health aide for the Tama County Public Health Department. She always put others before herself; she was an extremely selfless and kind person.

Darlene was a longtime, faithful member of the Dysart United Methodist Church, where she was very active in the Women’s groups, and providing meals for funeral luncheons. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, canning, and was a wonderful cook. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards, belonging to several local card clubs, throughout the years. She enjoyed nature a great deal, and loved to bird watch; cardinals being her favorite. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother and although she lived a long, wonderful life and got to experience many things in her 92 years, she will be greatly missed by her family.

She is survived by her children: Susan (Larry) Kroemer, of Cedar Rapids, June (David) Wilson, of Hudson, WI, Roger Peters, of Dysart, and Sharon Monteleon (fiancé Keith Stubblefield), of Republic, MO; grandchildren: Kurt (Christina) Kroemer, Andy Kroemer, Jill (Dustin) Wald and Carl Wilson; great grandchildren: Brylee, Blakelyn, Nile, Wynne, Micah, Harper, Wilson and Drew.

She rejoins in Heaven her parents; husband Keith; sisters Eleanor Taylor Parker and Carol Jean Thompson.