Funeral services for Norman Peterson age 87 of Pilger, NE will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Pilger, NE with Deb Hammer, PMA officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Pilger Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Monday from noon until the time of the service, both at the church. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is assisting the family with the arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family or St. Peter's Lutheran Church.
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Norman passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the Wisner Care Center.
Norman Fay Peterson was born on October 10, 1932 on the family farm northwest of Pilger, NE to
Harvey and May (Nelson) Peterson. He attended Stanton Co. Rural School District #43 and Pilger High
School. Norman was drafted into the U.S. Army on March 31, 1953, he served during the Korean
Conflict in France as an engineer equipment mechanic. After being honorably discharged on March 24,
1955, he returned to Pilger and began farming with his father.
On September 4, 1960, he was united in marriage to Eva Ahlmann at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wayne, NE. To this union a daughter Robin was born. After the family moved into Pilger, he began working for Pilger Milling Co. for 35 years. After retiring, he enjoyed traveling, dancing, antiques, and collecting stamps and coins. The light of his life was his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Norman was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pilger, where he held various offices, and was a member of the Pilger American Legion Post #69.
Survivors include his wife Eva of 59 years.
Daughter-Robin and Kurt Pestel of Wisner, NE and family-
Ben and Amanda Pestel and children-Briggs and Braydee
Kasey and Matthew Alexander and son-Aiden
Niece-Sandra Kennedy of Pilger, NE
Nephew-Chip and Marge Peterson of Cedar Rapids, IA
Brother-in-law-Edward, Jr. and LaVonna Ahlmann of Hutchinson, KS
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, brother-Eldon and Leanna Peterson, parents-in-law-Edward and Ethel Ahlmann, and a brother-in-law-Leslie Ahlmann.