"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated  July 26, 2021

Deborah K. (Shallberg) Peterson
December 23, 1952 -  July 23, 2020

Deborah K. Peterson, age 67 of Fremont Died Thursday July 23, 2020 at Methodist Fremont Health

Deborah was born December 23, 1952 in Osmond, Nebraska to Elton and Ramona ‘McConnell’ Shallberg. She was raised in the Fontanelle and Fremont areas. She attended and graduated from the Nebraska School for the Deaf in 1972. After her schooling she worked for several years at Campbell Soup in Fremont until deciding to stay home and raise her family. She was a member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Her greatest loves in her life were her 3 children, 13 grandchildren and going on motorcycle rides with her husband. She was also a faithful attendee of gatherings with the deaf community.

Deborah married Jay Peterson in 1999.

Husband – Jay of Fremont
Children – Tony Shallberg of Valley and his children Sadie, Miles, Tegan, Ameera and Pypr
Brian (Sarah) Huynh of Fremont and their children Tanner, Jackson, Mallory and Olivia
Shelley (Caleb) Cusick of Bennington and their children Haley, Zayda, Kendrix and Kyzer
Sheila Peterson of Lincoln
Brother – Jeff (Diana) Shallberg of Fremont

Deborah was preceded in death by her parents and sister Cindie Imus.

The memorial service was held 10:00am Friday, July 31 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fremont. Burial was held in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Elkhorn. 

Memorials maybe directed to the family.

Online guestbook at

Thanks to Shirley Meyer for the information