Janet Virginia Peterson

Janet Virginia Peterson, age 88 passed away early Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at MidMichiagn Medical Center, Alma. Janet was born January 28, 1928 in Bluefield, West Virginia, the daughter of William and Ella (Hewlett) Swetnam. Janet attended Vanderbilt College for her understudies and continued her education at the University of Michigan receiving her master’s degree in education. She worked several years in the Battle Creek School District until she was united in marriage to Lee Peterson on June 21, 1958.

            Janet enjoyed golf and horses. She also enjoyed traveling to Mackinaw City; where she had a cottage. Janet was a excellent cook and enjoyed swimming in her younger years. She was extremely involved with her community. Janet was on the board for Mental Health in Stanton, Zoning Commission for Home Township, Edmore’s Women’s Club, DAR, DAC, and Presidents for several years of the Home Township Library Board.

Janet is survived by her loving husband of 58 years; Lee, children; Janet Lynn (Gary Thornsbury) Peterson of Haslett, MI and Robert Jon (Jane Hansen) Peterson of Blanchard, MI, grandchildren; Nathan and Ryan and daughter in-law; Ilene Peterson. Janet was preceded in death by a son; William Lee and her parents.

Graveside Services will take place at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 04, 2016, 2016 from Vinewood Cemetery, Edmore, MI with Pastor Michael Riegler to officiate. A luncheon to follow immediately at the Faith United Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers those wishing to do a memorial contribution are asked to consider Faith United Methodist Church or Home Township Library. To share an online condolence please leave a message below.



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  • Barbara Ogletree (Thursday, September 29 16 08:11 am EDT)

    Such a loss for anyone that knew her. She was such a great lady. So friendly & caring. She was such a wonderful pleasure to know all my life & also help her these last few years. She will be
    deeply missed by all ... especially her family. :(
    She is free of pain & isn't suffering any more.
    When they say God only takes the Best...that for sure with her!
    Love you & will miss you Janet :(

  • Robert(Mike) Nisonger (Thursday, September 29 16 11:51 am EDT)

    I really appreciated Janet and his family when I worked for them as a teen on the farm. I was treated with great kindness by her and her family and that made me feel loved. She will be missed.

  • gail weissert-sheneman and Carl Sheneman (Thursday, September 29 16 03:21 pm EDT)

    Dear Ileen and family, Please know that our prayers are with you all. Our hearts go out to you. May God be with you.

  • Jean Farrell Geesey (Friday, September 30 16 08:30 am EDT)

    We are so sorry to hear of Janet's passing. I believe she looks like her mother. So many here in Ohio will remember her and her father, and will be saddened. Still a lot of Swetnman Pipeliners
    around. God Bless.

  • Shari Beach (Monday, October 03 16 11:14 am EDT)

    Janet and family was so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Shari Beach

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