Janet Carol Peterson

December 21, 1937April 30, 2021

Janet Carol Peterson, 83, of Sun City, Arizona passed away April 30, 2021. She was born in Aurora, Illinois, the only child of William and Esther McGeachy. Janet married Glenn Peterson May 26, 1956 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Illinois.

Janet lives on in memory through her husband Glenn, son William J. (Tracey), son Michael S., daughter Kathleen L. Semerau (John), son Thomas H., her grandchildren: Jaclyn Murphy (Brian), Joanna Klopp (Justin), Amanda Carr (Eric), Hannah Watson (Greg), Samuel Semerau, and her great-grandchildren: Jonathan and June Klopp, Ethan Murphy, Jocelyn, Adriana and Emmie Carr, Chance and Cody Watson, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

A woman dedicated to her family, Janet loved to love on people. Family was always above all else and she always nurtured the bonds with her family. Janet also loved flowers, plants and animals.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, or a charity of your choosing.


  • Chapel Service

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021


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Susan Kidder

May 6, 2021

Dean and I extend our prayers to Kathy, John and the entire gang. Janet's devotion to family, her love of animals, and willingness to laugh will be remembered. Much love to all.

BILL J Whelehan

May 5, 2021

Condolences and prayers to the Peterson family. I did not know your loved one, but I do know John Semerau, her son-in-law. They both come from Illinois, My mother lived a few short blocks away, and we are also from Illinois. John is a fellow Arizona Ranger and definitely a brother in arms. May she Rest In Peace.

Bill Whelehan
Arizona Rangers

Dawn McCleer

May 4, 2021

I will be thinking of and praying for all of you in the days and weeks ahead. Your mom was a precious jewel; I know you all know that already. I will always remember how she was so kind and loving towards me.

“ we do not grieve as others who have no hope “
1 Thessalonians 4:13

Donna Carol Honeyman

May 4, 2021

I lost my best friend and sister cousin,Janni . We use to have the best time when my mom and hers were alive. Our mothers were the joy of our lives and right up to Tuesday before she died we talked of Aunt Patty and Aunt Esther. Janet confided in me she couldn't wait to see them again in heaven. Janet was the sweetest lady I ever knew.
I remember the day of her wedding, my mom and I went down there to help Aunt Esther get ready for reception which was at their house. Janet had her hair in pony tail and Levi jeans on. I thought she was the coolest cousin. Plus Glen let her have his car a 1956 or 57 two tone blue and white to run around getting things she needed. I thought I was so cool riding with her driving. Someday I would drive and have Levi jean just like Janni.
I also bragged that my cousin was marring Glenn Harold Peterson from little woods where I grew up. All the girls thought he was the coolest and handsome dude in neighborhood.
Yep Janni I will miss you but will always love you and never forget our talks!!!

Tom and Cathy Schultz

May 4, 2021

Janet you were such a wonderful person, always thinking of other people. You will be missed more than you will ever know. We love you very much.

Jackie Murphy

May 3, 2021


You are a shining light for all. Your love and spirit will always live on in the ones you have loved and touched.

Your contagious laugh and immense kindness is stamped in my heart.

Thank you for always being there for me and everyone you loved! My heart is heavy and I will miss you sooo much! Love you to pieces meeces!

Your loving Grandaughter,

Tracey Peterson

May 3, 2021

Janet was a natural born caregiver, she really loved to help anyone in need...her family, friends, her lucky dogs , birds & cats too, which she adored. She was very good to me & our family and will certainly be missed by many. I think she may be playing “Kismet” (Yahtzee) with her loving Mother Esther & all of her wonderful Aunts by now. She was a saintly soul on earth 🌸🌿

Jane Carlson

May 3, 2021

To the family of Janet Peterson
I miss you were the greatest cousin with hospitality. Enjoyed your Christmas room when you lived in Batavia.

I enjoyed when I could see you at Bethlehem st the Ruth circle. Your hospitality was contagious. Love always, Jane Carlson

Jane Car

May 3, 2021

To Janet Peterson Family,
From: Cousin Jane Carlson

This is the 4th attempt at sending this. I hope it works.
Dear Janet If Ican gond the other memos, I'll txt these to you. I miss your contagious smile. More to come later love Jane Carlson


May 3, 2021

Our condolences to Janet's family and all those who loved her. She was a kind and sweet person who will be missed by so many of us. May she rest in peace. Sincerely and with love, Leslie and Ron Baltzar