ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jacki Curtis-Petersen 45 years old , born on October 22, 1959 and passed away on January 16, 2005. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Jason Curtis on January 18, 2012
love you mama...
Posted by Tiffany Armstrong on January 18, 2012
Miss you Jackie!
Posted by Jason Curtis on January 18, 2012
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Posted by Jason Curtis on January 18, 2012
love you mama...
Posted by Tiffany Armstrong on January 18, 2012
Miss you Jackie!
Posted by Jason Curtis on January 18, 2012
i put a comment in the stories section before i realized it should have been here so please click "stories" on the tabs above if you want to read it... and feel free to leave a memory of my mother on that page as well, it gives more room to do so...
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Shared by Jason Curtis on January 18, 2012

i will never forget the night you passed for so many reasons. you had left a message on my dry erase board in my hospital room as i was there for my heart problems. it said "you are my sunshine"...and you were mine. i had left my cell phone with you as i wasnt needing it in the hospital and wanted to be able to have contact with my mama. we had a conversation about my new xbox that day and the fact that Hunter would be staying the night with you. i asked you to put it up as he was very little at that time and didnt want him to accidentally damage it. you said you would try to get around to it if you could and for whatever reason that struck me wrong and i made a rude comment to you and hung up. that night when the phone rang i was sure that it was you calling and that we would chat and act like it had never happened like we had so many times before...but it wasnt. it was a police officer telling me there had been a fire at my house and they were rushing you to the hospital. the very hospital that i was in. i told the nurses that i was going to the emergency area to be with my mother and they tried to tell me that i could not leave my room without the doctors permission. well, needless to say i went downstairs to the emergency area and was asked to come into the consultation room. that was when i knew. i went numb. into a state of shock and disbelief. i couldnt cry, i was so sure that it was a mistake. unfortunately it wasnt...i didnt cry for days afterward. it wasnt until i actually had to see you at the funeral home that it hit me and i broke down. i love you and miss you so much mama. you are and always will be my sunshine. i have regrets about how i acted that day and realize that life is too short to let negative emotions stand in the way of what should be unconditional love for your family. you never know when you might see or speak to someone for the last time. not worth taking the chance of letting it be on a bad note. always and forever, biggest mostest, to the trees mama! 

Lady... <3

Shared by Mandi Curtis on January 18, 2012
It was a cold day January 16th, 2005 the day we lost you... I spent three months being mad about something so trivial now!! That day you were working at the motel, I of course needed something and immediately your face jumped in my head... I hopped in the car and raced down there to ask for what I needed, I didn't see you at first, than you popped out of a room and said hello, you placed your work things on your cart and came up to me and hugged me SO tight I could barely catch my breathe!! The rest of the day was like a dream... we talked, laughed and ate some of the hottest chili... Bean came up to you and asked if his nini could take him home... you replied "yes baby, get your coat and shoes and let's go!!!" We went to the store and the total was $14.34 you gave them a 20 the change was $6.66 I said that's not good... you shrugged it off, we drove to the house you and brother shared, I got out and went to get Bean out but you already did. So I grabbed the groceries and we went in. We talked for only a moment longer before I had to go get a fix... I left without saying I love you!!! I regret that to this day!! Forever your memory burns in my head, and your ultimate sacrifice of saving Bean, the thoughts, what ifs and regrets are released now! I ask that OUR Father take this pain, regret and shame from me and fill me with peace love and memories!! In jesus's name... AMEN!!!
Shared by Jason Curtis on January 18, 2012

 

Jacki Curtis Petersen

Visitation:
Thursday, January 20, 2005
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

Hertz Funeral Home
112 North Vine
Glenwood, IA 51534

Service:
Friday, January 21, 2005
11:00 AM

Hertz Funeral Home
112 North Vine
Glenwood, IA 51534

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 Jacquline Jeannine Petersen, daughter of Patricia Beatrice Katherine (Page) Brant and Gene Clair Curtis, was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska on October 22, 1959. Jacki grew up in Harlan, Iowa, where she attended school. She and her family also lived in Pacific Junction, Iowa and Glenwood, Iowa where Jacki attended high school. 
Jacki and Larry Petersen were married at Carlsbad, California on March 3, 1977. They made their home in Carlsbad. In 1979, Jacki and Larry moved to the Glenwood area and later separated. Jacki attended Iowa Western Community College and received her Associates degree as a parts specialist. 
Jacki worked as a domestic goddess at the Western Inn in Glenwood. She was one of a kind and had extraordinary taste and ideas. She loved the race track, and worked some at the Mid-America Motor Plex in Pacific Junction. Jacki also enjoyed working on motorcycles, loved Harleys and traveled to Sturgis, South Dakota as often as she could.. Her greatest loves were her children Jason and Mandi, her grandson Hunter, and her dog Chloe who traveled everywhere with her. 
Jacki died at the Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa on January 16, 2005 following a fire in her home. She had attained the age of 45 years, 2 months, and 25 days. Her ever faithful companion Chloe also died in the fire. 
Jacki is preceded in death by her parents, and nephew Daniel Paul Curtis. She is survived by her son Jason Curtis, daughter Mandi Curtis, and grandson Hunter Hansen all of Glenwood; sisters Pam Jay and her husband David of Glenwood, Patti Parham and her husband Terry of Pacific Junction, Leslea Lundy of Glenwood, and Roni Hays and her husband Bret of Glenwood; brothers Paul Curtis of Noel, MO and Andrew Brant and Crystal Colwell of Glenwood; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.