Winona Irene Swegle was born 15 January 1927 in Liberty township, Clarke, Co., Iowa to Jay J. and M. Rosamond (Cowles) Swegle. Winona graduated from Indianola High School at just 16 years old. On 24 July 1948 she married Vern Peters. They became a military family who lived in various states. After Vern’s retirement they moved to Fort Dodge where Winona worked as a podiatrist assistant. She was preceded in death by her husband Vern 11 September 2005, her parents, her brother Wayne E. Swegle, and a daughter-in-law Bev Peters.
Winona passed away peacefully 13 September 2021 at the Halcyon House, Washington, Iowa.
Surviving are her six children: Diane (Ed) Shough of Osceola, Iowa; Dan Peters of Lisle, Illinois, Dave (Ann) Peters of St. Paul, Minnesota and Tucson, Arizona; Don (Barb) Peters of Washington, Iowa; Doug (fiance Mariela) Peters of Melbourne, Florida; and Rick (Candace) Peters of Riverside, Iowa; eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren; sister Mary Evelyn Osenbaugh of Maineville, Ohio; brother Alan J. (Mary) Swegle of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Visitation will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at North Lawn Cemetery, Fort Dodge, Iowa.