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Vivian L. (Nielsen) Peters - 91

4/15/1928 - 2/17/2020

Clinton, Iowa

Vivian L. (Nielsen) Peters age 91 of Clinton, passed away Monday Feb. 17, 2020 at MercyOne North, Clinton.  Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday Feb. 22nd at the Pape Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held Friday 5 – 7 PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.  Casket bearers will be Adam Nielsen, Joe and Matt Lampe, and Tim Kroyman.  Memorials may be given to the Lyons Methodist Church, Clinton.  Online condolences may be left at


     Vivian was born on April 15, 1928 in Lyons, IA, the daughter of Percy and Bricie (Buckley) Vincent.  She graduated from Lyons High School.  She married William Nielsen on July 18, 1959 in Nassau, IA; he died in 1999.  She later married Cliff Peters on June 2, 2001 in Pigeon Forge, TN; he died in 2018.  Vivian was a homemaker and had worked at the Nielsen Clearing House, Clinton.  She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the Clinton R.S.V.P., she was known as a prankster, and enjoyed fishing.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren.  She was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes basketball and Chicago Cubs fan.


     Vivian is survived by her three children, David Nielsen of Newman Lake, WA, Deborah (Jerry) Lampe of Clinton, and Brent Nielsen of Clinton; her step daughter, Debra (Steve) Augspurger of Dubuque, IA; 8 grandchildren, Nicole and Van Nielsen, Joseph (Kelli) Lampe, Matt Lampe, Sarah (Tim) Kroymann, Adam (Emily) Nielsen, Christine (Sean) Mattingly and Katherine Augspurger; 9 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, daughter, Donna, and four sisters, Berdella, Shirley, Beverly, and Pat.


Visitation will be held Friday 5 – 7 PM at the funeral home.


Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday Feb. 22nd at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.


  • Dan and Kim Bennett

    on 02/18/20

    We are so sorry to hear of Vivian's passing. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Candy sinkey

    on 02/19/20

    Sorry to hear of you mom’s passing, Dave. Time goes by so quickly. My thoughts are with you and your family. Candy

    • David Nielsen

      on 02/19/20

      Thanks Sweet Candy. I will be hanging around for about a week after. Maybe you'll see me walking in Camanche.

      • Cany

        on 02/21/20

        please stop in! I’m at my mom and dad’s house.

  • Jane Thomas Harding

    on 02/19/20


    My sympathy to you, Dave. Beautiful picture of your mother.  Thinking of you and your whole  family.


  • David Nielsen

    on 02/19/20

    Thanks Jane, Ma was a great Mother, after all she had me, so who else could you and Candy torment. You two are great!

  • Theresa Mullen VerWey

    on 02/20/20

    Sending our heartfelt sympathy from the NW.  Viv was a treasure!  There was nothing more fun than hearing Cliff's laughter when Viv told one of her great jokes.  She will be missed and remembered always with great fondness.

  • Richard and Shirlee Spensley

    on 02/21/20

    Debbie and Jerry,

    We are sorry on the loss of your mother.  Thinking of you at this time.

  • Peggy Dunn

    on 02/24/20

    Debbie, so sorry to hear about your mom. Viv, was such a nice person, funny and witty. I always enjoyed her at work. Thinking of your whole family

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