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LaVerne Peterson, 93 - December 28, 2011


LaVerne Eric Peterson, 93, of Gothenburg, formerly of Brady, died Dec. 28, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Cozad.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg.
Services will be held at Brady United Methodist Church, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, with Rev. Janie Freeman officiating.
Interment will follow in the Gaslin Cemetery, Brady.
Peterson was born April 3, 1918 north of Brady, the son of Clarence G Peterson and Anna Theresa (Kratzenstein) Peterson.
He lived with his family north of Brady until his dad passed away in 1927, when he and his mother moved into Brady. He graduated from Brady High School in 1936.
He married Virginia Camblin on March 10, 1940, at Oberlin, KS. To this union two children were born: Ronald and Carole.
Peterson worked as mail carrier on the Star Route for about 20 years. He farmed and ranched in the Brady area and also worked at the hay mill. He was in partnership with HA Nelson Hardware store in Brady.
He served on the Brady School Board and town board, and was active in the volunteer fire department, the Lions Club, the Lodge, and Eagles. He enjoyed Nebraska football, cattle, hunting and fishing. He loved his family, especially his grandson Chris.
He semi-retired around 1983, but always told everyone that he really didn’t retire because he still had one cow that Jim Lydic would take care of.
He was preceded in death by wife Virginia Peterson, son Ronald Peterson, parents, brother Ernest Peterson, sister Edith Peckham, sister Mae Nelson.
Survivors include: daughter, Carole and her husband Delmer Brass of Gothenburg; grandson, Christopher Brass of Lincoln; very special friend Lillian Johnson; along with several nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Memorials may be given to the Brady United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 96, Brady, NE 69123; AseraCare Home Health & Hospice, 4111 4th Ave, Suite 50, Kearney, NE 68845; or Brady Fire & Rescue, 207 East Commercial Brady, NE 69123.

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