Karen Peterson

Karen D. O’Deen Peterson, 69, of Aurora, Iowa, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2014, at home, surrounded by her loved ones.

Peterson was born April 14, 1945, at Buckhannon, the daughter of Charles Michael and Mary Burle (Boyles) O’Deen.

Per Karen’s request, her body has been donated to the University of Iowa Hospitals Deeded Body Program for medical research.

A celebration of Life Memorial Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Pinicon Ridge Park, Central City, Iowa.

Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein is assisting the family.