Sydney Kate Peterson(1994 - 2014)

Sydney Kate Peterson


Sydney Kate Peterson passed peacefully in her sleep Friday June 13, 2014. She will be remembered with a visitation from 5:00- 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 and a Celebration of Life at 10:30 a.m. , Wednesday, June 18, 2014, all at Prairie Ridge Church, 825 NW 36th St. Ankeny, Iowa. Graveside service and luncheon will follow.

Sydney was born in Burnsville, Minnesota on August 3, 1994 to Jamie and Wendy Peterson. The family moved to Ames where they resided for four years and then moved to Ankeny where they welcomed Sydney's brother, Sage, in 2001.

As a 2013 graduate of Ankeny High School, Sydney was involved in many activities including Circle of Friends and Special Olympics. Through Special Olympics, Sydney competed in bowling, track and gymnastics with her favorite event being the uneven bars. She was also an inspiring member of the Girls' Cross Country and track teams where she formed lifelong friendships. As part of the teams, coaches and teammates encouraged her to accomplish goals she never imagined. Sydney's infectious smile, loving personality and welcoming hugs were well known throughout the Ankeny community. She will be fondly remembered for loving people unconditionally and wanting to know everything about people she cared about.

Sydney was a very active member of Prairie Ridge Church and involved in the Junkyard, children's worship, and the FUSE ministry. She loved serving others through Meals from the Heartland and volunteering throughout her church. Sydney was thrilled to go to Haiti for a mission trip in 2013 where her Grandpa has served for many years. Her favorite part was holding and playing with the sweet Haitian children.

Sydney is survived by her parents, Wendy and Jamie, and brother Sage; Grandparents, Marge and Larry Madole; Vern and Char Peterson; Aunts and Uncles, Tracy (Harry) Holt, Darren (Sherry) Madole, Angie (Dan) Mott, Joe (Allison) Peterson; Cousins, Jessica Madole, Alexandra (Kyle) Barton, Riley Madole, Brandon Mott, Trevor Mott, Natalie Peterson, and Macey Peterson. Sydney is also survived by her boyfriend Justin Putzier.

She was preceded in death by her great grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Special Olympics Iowa or the FUSE ministry of Prairie Ridge Church, Ankeny, Iowa.

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Published in Des Moines Register on June 17, 2014