Doris Irene Knudsen was born on March 9, 1930, the daughter of Lorens John and Margaret (Foster) Knudsen at Correctionville. She received her education in Correctionville and graduated from the Correctionville High School in 1950. On March 2, 1954, Doris married Marvin Peekenschneider in Correctionville. She babysat in her home and cleaned houses before being a Headstart teacher from 1973 to 1992. She then provided daycare in her home from 1992 until she retired in 2006. She had been a Girl Scout leader for five years. Doris dearly loved children, and enjoyed doing needlework, reading, playing cards, and feeding and watching the birds and squirrels.
Preceding Doris in death were her parents, her husband Marvin on September 16, 2008, and daughter JoAnn Peekenschneider.
Survivors include her children, Rodney and his wife Bonnie Peekenschneider of Lake Park, Vicki and her husband Corry Gorden of Ida Grove, Mary and her husband Jerry Keleher of Sioux City, Heidi Peekenschneider of Cherokee, and Tia McKenzie of Remsen, ten grandchildren, Mitch and his wife Amy Loucks of Cherokee, Madison Loucks and Nikki Loucks of Sioux City, Calvin Thacker of LaBelle, FL, Tyler Peekenschneider of Lake Park, Kassandra Karley, Cody and Brice Gorden all of Ida Grove, and Logan and Lucas McKenzie of Aurelia, and
three great-grandchildren, MaKaelyn and Tayven Glienke and Daenon Loucks. Also surviving are one sister, June and her husband Arnold Sands of Correctionville, one brother, Lorens Knudsen II and his wife Pacita of Chula Vista, Calif., one sister-in-law, Marion and her husband Russell Stamp of Webster City, many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.