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Margaret J. Peterson

Margaret J. Peterson

March 1, 1931-May 1, 2019

Margaret J. Peterson, 88, formerly of Octavia, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at Chermok Funeral Home in David City. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, also at Chermok Funeral Home. Burial will be at the David City Cemetery. Memorials may be made in care of the family.

Margaret was born on March 1, 1931, at New Raymer, Colorado, to Joy and Beatrice (Simmons) Whited. She attended local schools, and on Dec. 3, 1945, she married Orin Peterson. Five children were born to this union.

Margaret and Orin moved to Octavia in 1970. She went to work at the Butler County Hospital in the laundry and kitchen areas, where she stayed for more than 25 years. Margaret enjoyed her family, crossword puzzles, quilting, flowers, country music "oldies" and traveling. She had a special love for her dog, Buddy, and taking her weekly gambling trip.

Margaret is survived by her daughters: Amy (Arnold) Kment of Schuyler, Shirley (Sonny) Bokelmann of Seward, and Charlotte (Mike) Volnek of Seward; four sisters: Lilly (Lee) Steele of Scottsbluff, Eleanor McKinney of Illiff, Colorado, Diane Murphy of Florida, and Connie May of Colorado; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and several great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Orin in 1991; and two sons, Darrel and Robert Peterson.

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