Brenda Renee Peterson, 82, passed away on November 7, 2022, at her home in Lincoln, KS following a year-long battle with cancer. She was born April 16, 1940, in Linn, KS to William and Leota (Boda) Karstensen.
Brenda married Dean Arthur Dohe in Denmark, KS on February 11, 1962. The couple had three children, Brian, David, and Roland, and later divorced. On November 30, 2000, she married Richard Walter Peterson in Denmark, KS and enjoyed nearly 22 years together until Richard’s passing on January 30, 2022. Three of Brenda’s favorite professional experiences were with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Arthur Anderson, and the Resolution Trust Corporation. Brenda was an active member of Denmark Lutheran Church, Denmark Hall, Denmark Dames, and the Lincoln County Historical Museum and served for many years as an election board worker. Brenda cherished visits with family and friends and valued her Christian faith. If Brenda were writing this, she would ask you to love God, love people, and volunteer!
Brenda is survived by her sons, Brian (formerly married to Lori), David (Tina), Roland (Jonelle), and grandchildren Trent, Chandler (Callie), Erik (Peyton), William, and Goldie. Surviving siblings include Rickie (Larry) Andersen, Jade (Joe) Scarlett, and Dudley (Charlotte) Karstensen. Through her marriage to Richard, she gained a stepdaughter, Tawnya (J.H.) Seitz, stepsons Larry Gott and Gary Peterson, and step-grandchildren, Alexandrea, Victoria, and Nicholas Feldkamp. In early January 2023, a great-granddaughter, Adley Frances Dohe, will join the family. Brenda was preceded in death by William and Leota Karstensen, Dean Dohe, Gary Peterson, and Richard Peterson.
Closed casket visitation is Wednesday, November 16 from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. and the family will receive guests from 4:00 to 7:00. The funeral service is Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Hall Chapel, Lincoln, KS with burial following in the Denmark, KS cemetery. A luncheon in the Denmark Hall will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Denmark Hall, Denmark Lutheran Church, the Denmark Preservation Foundation, or the Lincoln County (KS) Historical Society, c/o Hall Chapel, P.O. Box 37, Lincoln, KS 67455-0037.