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Michael Peterson

January 31, 1952 — March 15, 2021

Hastings resident Michael D. Peterson, 69, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021, at his home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 19, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings, with Pastor Kathy Uldrich officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Military Honor Guard will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. For the health and safety of others face masks are required for those attending the visitation and funeral, your cooperation is appreciated. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring your own pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we can do that for you.

Michael was born January 31, 1952, in Hastings, NE to Harlan & LuLu Belle (Douglas) Peterson. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1971 and continued his education at Central Community College. Michael served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1974. He worked for the City of Grand Island as a parts manager until his retirement in 2014.

Michael was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hastings, Abate GI, and Isaak Walton Chapter GI. He enjoyed attending church and spending time with his grandchildren. Michael loved to ride his motorcycle and attending Sturgis Motorcycle Rallies.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Harlan & LuLu Belle Peterson and sister, Harla Watson.

SURVIVORS:
Children & Spouses:
Florence & Zac Matthiessen – Grand Island, NE
April & Isaac Spitz – Sioux Falls, SD
Harlan & Marsha Peterson – Manhattan, KS
Brenda Peterson – Denver, CO
Grandchildren:
Sven Matthiessen
Kal Matthiessen
Mila Matthiessen
Lucy Matthiessen
Jace Peterson
Jade Peterson
Former Spouse:
Betty Peterson
Brother-in-law:
Gaynor Watson
Many Nieces, Nephews, Great-Nieces, and Great-Nephews

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, March 18, 2021

3:00 - 5:00pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N Elm Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Visitation

Friday, March 19, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N Elm Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Services

Friday, March 19, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

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