April 30, 1935 - June 15, 2019
NORFOLK -- Funeral service for Robert E. Peterson, 84, of Norfolk will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norfolk with Father Scott Schilmoeller officiating. Interment will be at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with a vigil service beginning at 7:00 p.m. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 16, V.F.W. Post 1644 of Norfolk, and the United States Army Honors Guard. Robert died Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Norfolk Veterans Home. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements. Robert Eugene Peterson was born in Pilger on April 30, 1935 to Art and Evelyn (Wehrer) Peterson. He grew up on the family farm near Pilger. The family moved to Norfolk in 1948 where he attended Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Norfolk High School in 1953. He then attended Norfolk Junior College. After that he served in the United States Army for 2 years and was stationed in Germany. He Married Dorothy Muller in 1951 in Verdigre, Nebraska. Robert and Dorothy lived in Norfolk after marriage. Robert made a career in residential construction and built many homes and apartment buildings in Norfolk. He was also a real estate broker for Realty World. Robert loved spending time with his family and traveling with his wife Dorothy. He also liked hunting, fishing, golfing, and attending sporting activities that his children and grandchildren participated in. Robert was a member of Sacred Heart/ St. Mary’s Parish, Norfolk, Norfolk American Legion and V.F.W., Homebuilders Association, Norfolk Board of Realtors. Robert is survived by his wife Dorothy Peterson of Norfolk, six children Deby (Tom) Williams of Sedalia, CO, David (Shari) Peterson of Norfolk, Nancy (Tim) Otto of Lincoln, Karen (Kent) Larson of Norfolk, Mark (Bev) Peterson of Norfolk, Lisa (Mark) Houlton of Omaha, 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, one brother Russell Peterson of Norfolk, and one sister Joan Kellogg of Norfolk. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Twyla Tannehill, Joyce Johnson, and one grandson Andrew Peterson. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Parish 200 S 5th St, Norfolk, NE 68701, or the Norfolk Veterans Home 600 E Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701. Pall bearers (grandchildren) will be Jory Zegers, Luke Houlton, Levi Houlton, Mitchell Houlton, Dominic Otto, Thomas Larson, and Travis Larson. Honorary pall bearer (grandson) is Andrew Peterson. Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
NORFOLK -- Funeral service for Robert E. Peterson, 84, of Norfolk will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norfolk with Father Scott Schilmoeller officiating. Interment will be at the Hillcrest... View Obituary & Service Information
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