In Memory of

Nicole Peterson

April 11, 2001 - April 5, 2017
Nicole Sofia Peterson was born in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, on April 11, 2001. Nicole and her twin sister, Natalie, overcame the odds after being born at just 30 weeks. At the age of two they were adopted by Brent and Mary Peterson and moved to the United States. Nicole was a freshman at Cherokee High School, participating in chorus, band and book club. She loved playing the piano and her clarinet. Her faith and her church family were an integral part of her life, and she was active in the youth activities at Bethlehem Lutheran. She was confirmed in the Christian faith on October 30, 2016. Along with the busyness of being a teenager, she still managed to find time to enjoy some baking and reading. She loved to watch movies, especially those with Robin Williams. She gave the world's greatest backrubs. Her friends and family knew her as a kind, sweet girl who loved young children and animals. Her heart was as big as life, and as an organ donor, she gave the unselfish gift of a chance at a better life for others in need. Nicole's untimely death at age 15, on April 5, 2017, was as premature as her birth. She was welcomed into Heaven by her grandmother, Margene Chelsvig. Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Brent and Mary Peterson, twin sister, Natalie Peterson; her grandparents, Gerald Peterson and Phyllis Peterson, both of Cherokee, and Clyde Chelsvig of Boone, IA; her aunts and uncles: John & Cathy Chelsvig and their children Margaret, Billy and Libby, Sue Chelsvig, Tim & Pam Christensen and their children Drew and Matthew Sky, and Kelley Clausen and son, Lance Winkel; other relatives and many friends.
SERVICES
Monday, April 10th, 10:30 a.m. Bethlehem Lutheran Church 300 E. Bow Drive, Cherokee ***IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, THE FAMILY PREFERS MEMORIALS BE DIRECTED TO THE CHEROKEE H.S. MUSIC BOOSTERS***
OFFICIATING
Pastor Jean Morse
CASKET BEARERS
Drew Christensen Matthew Sky Christensen Billy Chelsvig Lance Winkel Margaret Chelsvig Libby Chelsvig
VISITATION
Sunday, April 9th, 1:00-5:00 p.m. **AT BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH** The family will be present from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
MUSIC
INTERMENT
Oakhill Cemetery, Cherokee At a later date

Condolences

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Brent,Mary and Natalie so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Randy Reusch”
- Randy Reusch
Monday, April 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“OUR SYMPATHY TO ALL AND OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU! PLEASE KNOW WE ARE THINKING OF YOU AT THIS TIME!”
- HIGH COUNTRY AUTO, CHRIS, BARB AND BETTY STAVER
Monday, April 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“my condolences”
- overman family
Monday, April 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“sorry for the loss of your daughter praying for strength during this time of loss may the lord wrap his loving arms around you and your family
- overman family
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult
sad time. God Bless you all and keep your memories close to your
heart. Sincerely, Ed and Carolyn Wiebe
- Carolyn Wiebe
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. She and Natalie brightened the days for a passing mailman. Again, sorry.”
- Howard Rupp
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our deepest sympathies to all those who are suffering with this tragedy. Keeping you in our prayers. ”
- Brenda and Jim Perrin
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Brent, Mary, and Natalie,
You have our deepest sympathy. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. You will always have Nicole in your hearts.
Scot, Mary, Katie and Ezra”
- Scot and Mary Mckenzie and Katie and Ezra Strickland
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“My heart aches for you Brent, Mary, and Natalie. Nicole was such a wonderful talented young lady and always had a smile on her face. Heaven gained a very special angel. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Carla Crane
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Brent,Mary, and Natalie,
Our hearts pour out to you for your loss. This was so hard to hear. May God give you peace and strength to help with your grief. The obituary was one of the most beautiful I have ever read. It reflected Nicole in such a beautiful way. We will miss seeing her. We enjoyed seeing her and Natalie while they were going to school in Aurelia.
Kendall, Sharon, and Colton Henkel”
- Sharon K. Henkel
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Brent,Mary, and Natalie,
Our hearts pour out to you for your loss. This was so hard to hear. May God give you peace and strength to help with your grief. The obituary was one of the most beautiful I have ever read. It reflected Nicole in such a beautiful way. We will miss seeing her. We enjoyed seeing her and Natalie while they were going to school in Aurelia.
Kendall, Sharon, and Colton Henkel”
- Sharon K. Henkel
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Nancy Medick (Nelson) ( Garland & Nellie Nelson & IMMC)
- Nancy Medick
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“from your brothers and sisters in Christ at St. Mark in Sioux City...we are remembering you, we are holding you in our prayers. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.”
- Pastor David Halaas
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Prayers and sympathy to you Brent, Mary and Natalie. Words can't express, but know thoughts are with you all at this time. God's peace be with you. ”
- Allan and Jeannie Rupp
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to lose Nicole,and my prayers go with the family! I was proud to call her a granddaughter along with Mackenzie and Gracie! She will be missed!”
- Sandi Ballou Dilworth
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Brent and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your horrific loss. Please know my thoughts are with you and your family. Wishing you all peace and healing from the pain. Kind regards, Cameron”
- Cameron C. Dubes
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and Prayers to this family , Nicole was a little mother hen with a beautiful smile and she was always happy and very great manners .So going to miss seeing an hearing from her . She will be missed dearly by her family and tons and tons of friends. But we all know God had better ideas for her in Heaven 😭 R.I.P. NICOLE we all love and miss u so much”
- Amy Strahmann Booher
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Brent, Mary and Natalie,
We are so sorry for the loss of Nicole. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Neal and Mary Stolpe
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry for your family's heartache and tragic loss of Nicole. May you find peace in God's love”
- Gloria ..Steve Carroll
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“My heart goes out to you guys for the loss of Nicole.my prayers are with all of you”
- Melissa Eberly
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“My heart is breaking but at the same time I rejoice that I am assured you are in the sweet arms of Jesus. What a loss for your family and friends but what an angel to join heaven. Mrs. Wilkinson has wonderful memories of our year in kindergarten together. Prayers and love to you Brent, Mary & Natalie. ”
- Tanya Wilkinson
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“There are no words that can be said to make your sorrow any less! But please know we are praying that you are coping with this loss as best you can. Nicole will always be remembered for her bright, cheerful, & friendly smile. Her sunny personality was a Godsend to others and she was much appreciated! We know she will be missed so very much by her family & friends but she is in God's care now, no better place to be!”
- Rose Beazley
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I am so very sorry for the loss of your daughter. I had the privilege of knowing and visiting with both of the girls when Phyllis was a resident at the Villa. They were so mature and expressed their love of God very much. Nicole will be missed and my thoughts are also with Natashia...May God comfort her as I know she will miss her sister.”
- Glenda Schleef
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Dar and I are so sorry for your loss, such a sweet caring young lady, may you all be at peace. Your daughters was a wonderful gift. AGAIN WE ARE SO SORRY.”
- Barb and Dar Evans
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I have no words that express my feelings. Please know that you are in our thoughts. I pray for peace and comfort for you. ”
- Teresa A. White Chaffin
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Your family has our heartfelt sympathy...God took her way to soon..What a beautiful girl she is...God Bless you all”
- Sandy Stubbe
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