Joan M. Petersen age 68 of Clinton, Iowa passed away Tuesday April 20, 2021 at her home. A Clinton, Iowa visitation will be held Sunday 3 – 5 PM at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday April 28th at St. Rose of Lima Church in Denison, Iowa. Visitation in Denison, IA will be held Tuesday April 27th from 3 – 5 PM at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Burial will be held at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Denison, Iowa. Online condolences may be left at

Joan was born on July 31, 1952 in Denison, Iowa the daughter of Rowland and Luverne (Fitzpatrick) Petersen. She enjoyed working at the McDonald’s Restaurant, Clinton. She loved traveling, watching movies, listening to 60’s music, and her animals, especially her cats and bird, “Tweety”. She especially enjoyed living with her housemates through Skyline Center.

Joan is survived by her two sisters, Luwana (Roy) Hansen of Oakdale, NY and Janelle (Russell) Horton of Thermopolis, WY; a step-sister, Eileen Spehr of San Antonio, TX; a step-brother, Alan Lueders of Clinton, IA; two step brothers-in-law, Jim Young of Clinton, IA and Leo Roling of Bryant, IA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Lorraine, and three step-sisters.