Verna R. Peterson

Born: Saturday, September 29th 1923 in Friend, Nebraska
Died: Sunday, September 8th 2019 in Seward, Nebraska
Age: 95 years, 11 months and 10 days
Memorials In Care Of
St. John Lutheran Church or Donors Choice
Visitation Time(s)
Thursday, September 12, 2019
from 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
at Volzke Funeral Home
(Family will greet friends from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
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Service: 11:00 am - Friday, September 13th 2019
St. John's Lutheran Church
200 Paris Street
Cordova, NE  68330
Officiating: Pastor Brian Tuma
Casketbearers: Matthew Peterson, Christopher Hanks, Alan Philippus, David Sanders, David Cast, Roy Cast
Honorary Casketbearers: Jerry Obermier, Roger Obermier, Sheena Perkins, Randy Banks, Mike Banks
Interment: Beaver Crossing Cemetery
Beaver Crossing, Nebraska

Verna R. (Noler) Peterson, age 95, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 8, 2019 in the loving care of Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center in Seward, Nebraska.

She was born on September 29, 1923, near Friend, Nebraska, to George and Johanna (Naber) Noler. She was the eldest of three girls. On April 24, 1949, she married Loren Knerr Peterson and the two moved to a farm north of Beaver Crossing. There they raised two loving children, farmed corn and soybeans, raised cattle and chickens, and bred Saint Bernard dogs. Verna was known for her delicious fried chicken dinners and angel food cakes and for her avid love for card games. She very much enjoyed her time as a member of a bridge club. Verna was also a faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cordova.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry (Janet) Peterson, Appleton, Wisconsin; her daughter and son-in-law, Diane (Al) Hanks, Lincoln, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Matthew (Victoria Drake) Peterson, Sarah Peterson, Anna (David) Peterson Sanders, Angela (Alan) Philippus, Christopher (Dori) Hanks; five great-grandchildren, Cady, Drake, Arlo, Oliver, and soon-to-be baby boy Sanders; brother-in-law, Virgil Obermier; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren; parents; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Vera and Vern Herbert, and Vivian Obermier.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center for their love and special attention they provided Verna while she was in their care.

Verna Peterson