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Visitation:  5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home

Funeral:  11:00 a.m., Wednesday at the First Congregational Church, Greenville

Mrs. Reva Petersen, age 83, of rural Sidney, passed away Saturday evening, October 11, 2008 under the loving care of her family and Spectrum Health Hospice. The daughter of Lewis & Carrie (Miller) Wisber, she was born on Feb. 27, 1925 at the family farm in Montcalm Township.

A 1943 graduate of Greenville High School, she married Howard H. Petersen on Dec. 20, 1946 at the First Congregational Church parsonage in Greenville. For eight years she worked at the former Gibson Refrigerator Company and retired from the former Ore-Ida Foods plant, in addition to raising her family. In recent years, Reva attended the First Congregational Church, and also enjoyed cooking, camping, and golfing but found her greatest joy in her family especially her granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Calvin Wisber and Truman Wisber. Surviving are her husband of almost 62 years, Howard Petersen of Sidney; their children, Susan & Jeff Woudenberg of Sidney, and Mark & Trudy Petersen of Greenville; two granddaughters, Kayla Petersen and Devon Petersen; a sister-in-law, Marguerite Thompson of Sidney; and numerous special friends and caregivers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 at the First Congregational Church, corner of Cass & Clay streets, Greeenville, with the Rev. Jerry Jones officiating. Burial will follow at East Montcalm Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where envelopes for memorial contributions to either the First Congregational Church or Spectrum Health Hospice are available.

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  1. Anonymous on October 11, 2008 at 12:00 am


    10/15/2008 –

    Dave & Joanne Willmore

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    10/15/2008 –

    monica black

    I will miss Reva, I always had the two of you in my thoughts, even after not being at Dr. Ausiellos. The family will be in my thoughts and preyers. God Bless!
    Monica Black (Dr. Ausiellos old nurse)

    10/14/2008 –

    Linda and Randy Klepper

    Dear Susan and Jeff we are so very sorry to read about the loss of your Mother. Our hearts and prayer go out to you and your family. God Bless

    10/13/2008 –

    Mary Snyder

    We want to express our sorrow at Reva’s passing. Howard and Reva always were welcome guests on our bus trips to the casino. Please let Howard know we are thinking of him. Mary & Pat

    Mike & Mary Ane Krum & family

    Mark, Trudy & Girls You are in our thoughts & prayers. I know this time has been difficult but you were able to spend more precious time with Mom! Keep the faith. Remember the good times & all your memories. You have have a wonderful group of family & friends to fall back on. We will always be there for you. We love you. Mary Ane, Mike & family

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