Anita Peet

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA
Born on Jan 19, 1932
Departed on Feb 9, 2024

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Anita Lily Peet, 92, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully, with family, February 9, 2024. She left our world to reunite, in Heaven, with her beloved husband, family, and friends. Visitation: 10-11 AM, Friday, February 16, 2024, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, Friday, February 16, 2024, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. A livestream of the funeral service may be accessed on the funeral home website under the obituary for Anita Peet, under the video tab starting at 11:00 AM, February 16, 2024. Interment: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Anita was born on January 19, 1932, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Louis and Lillian (Donda) Merrifield. She graduated from Wilson High School and Cedar Rapids Business College. On October 4, 1952, she was united in marriage to John “Jack” Peet at Kenwood Park Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids. Before meeting Jack, she worked as an office assistant at International Harvester. Anita later worked at BJ Industrial Forklift from 1975-1977 as parts/office manager.

Anita was a loving wife, mother, a devoted grandmother, dynamic shopper, and expert seamstress. Early in her married life she sewed and cooked so much to help ends meet.  She also painted intricate custom shirts for her family.

Anita loved pasta, bread, and lemon meringue pie. With her love of recipes, she desired to write her own cookbook and have it published. She extremely enjoyed writing and receiving correspondence in the mail.

Anita enjoyed watching westerns on the GRIT channel, The Lawrence Welk Show, and Antiques Roadshow. 

Anita’s love for music started in childhood, when she learned to play the accordion.  Anita marveled at her husband Jack's talents on the accordion as a professional musician. They greatly enjoyed attending a variety of musical events, sharing their mutual love of music, with many wonderful friends. 

Survivors include her children, John (Cindy) Peet of Fairfax, Linda Peet of Cedar Rapids, Jean (Jim) Arthurs of Robins, and Jackie Ness of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Dustin (Delanie) Peet of Cedar Rapids, Derek (Megan) Peet of Hiawatha, Jim Arthurs of Robins, Mike (Amber) Arthurs of Cedar Rapids, Amy Arthurs of Palo, Rachel Ness of San Diego, CA, and Molly Ness of Eau Claire, WI; great-grandchildren, Tatum, Antin, and Gibson Peet, MJ Arthurs and Ryan Berg; sister-in-law, Karen (Len) Moser of Mansfield, TX; cousin, Cheryl (Dale) Corrigan of Bettendorf, and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Anita was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John “Jack” Peet a son, Steven Peet; and brother, Louis Merrifield.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Aveanna Home Health Team: Amy, Dawn, Aaron, and Skyler for the excellent care and support given to Anita. The family also thanks O’Connell’s Transport and the staff at DaVita.