Eloise Joan Petersen (nee Chaney)Eloise Joan Petersen, 83 of Des Moines passed away on September 14, 2022. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. A visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. prior to the service at 11:00 a.m. The family will gather at 3:30 p.m. at Jefferson City Cemetery, 1019 E. Lincoln Way, Jefferson, Iowa for an inurnment of ashes.Eloise was born January 29, 1939, in Eldora, Iowa to Willison Chaney, Jr. and Wilma Chaney (nee Kothenbeutel). She graduated from Eldora High School in 1956 and married Urban Jutting on April 14,1957, which ended in divorce. To this union there were three children: Mark, Rosemary, and Daniel. Eloise later married Gene W. Petersen on May 26, 1973. To this union there was a daughter, Gina Louise. They lived in Jefferson, Pocahontas, and Churdan before they moved to Des Moines in 1990. Eloise had several jobs during her life including JC Penney in Jefferson, dispatcher for the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office, and Casey's for 10 years in Churdan. Eloise also sold Avon for 20 years. She worked at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Des Moines for 15 years before retiring on October 29, 2004. Eloise enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren going to their sporting events and school band concerts. During her retirement, she enjoyed going with her husband, Gene, to Arizona for the winter. She was a great cook and liked to bake and she enjoyed watching hummingbirds and collecting angels. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Carlisle.Eloise is survived by her husband of 49 years, Gene Petersen. Her children: Rosemary (Denny) Walker and Daniel (Melody) Jutting. She was also blessed with five grandchildren: Joshua (Kimberly) Walker; Jacqueline Walker; Julie (Bruce) Shank; Emily (Paul) Cave; and Hannah Jutting. In addition, she had four great-grandchildren: Dawson and Sawyer Shank; River and Willow Walker. She is also survived by her sister, Judy (Paul) Cleaveland and nieces and nephews.Eloise was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, as well as her children: Gina Louise Petersen at 12 days old and Mark Gordon Jutting at age 23. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Donna McDonough, in 2010.Online condolences may be directed to Peterson Funeral Home (Carlisle). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Carlisle.