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Harlan "Pete" Petersen

August 12, 1940 — October 18, 2021

Former Hastings resident Harlan R. “Pete” Petersen, 81, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021, at Community Memorial Health, Burwell, NE.

Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 23, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Chaplain John Mueller officiating. The family requests casual attire if attending the service. Book signing will be 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.

Pete was born August 12, 1940, in Culbertson, NE to Raymond & Mavis (McNeice) Petersen. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1958. Harlan served in the U.S. Navy from July 9, 1958 to July 17, 1961. He married Anita Frye on April 29, 1961, in Hastings; she preceded him in death on August 18, 2012. Harlan was employed at Hastings Utilities in the water department for 35 years and was a member of Eagles Aerie #592. In 2018, Pete moved to Off Broadway Assisted Living in Broken Bow.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Anita Petersen.

Angie Foss & special friend Tom Pratt – Broken Bow, NE
Rhonda Wilson – Boulder, CO
Taylor Foss
Jensen Foss
Elizabeth Foss
Will Wilson
Sister & Brother-in-law:
Renetta & Gary Sims – Kearney, NE
Marlis Beyer – Coeur d’Alene, ID

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Book signing

Friday, October 22, 2021

9:00am - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N Elm Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Memorial Service

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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