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Delmar Petersen

Delmar Petersen, 81, of North Platte, NE, formerly of Curtis/Indianola passed away on August 25, 2020 at Great Plains Health.

He was born to Harry and Mae (Nutt) Petersen on March 19, 1939 at Farnam, NE and grew up on the family farm south of Curtis. He attended UNSA-Curtis graduating in 1957.

He was united in marriage to Marilyn Appleyard on May 22, 1959. To this union 3 children were born: Dex, Kayleen, and Kimberly. In 1981 he was united in marriage to Clara (Dumler) Bear on December 27, 1981, who had three children of her own: Brad, Kim and Brett. Delmar and Clara made their home on the family farm south of Curtis where he also farmed and ranched and enjoyed working with his cattle. In 1995 Delmar and Clara moved from the family farm to Indianola. The couple moved to North Platte in December of 2016.

He was a current member of St. John Lutheran Church of rural McCook, a former member of the Congregational Church of Curtis, 4-H leader; School Board, and loved tractors especially Allis-Chalmers.

Delmar is survived by his wife, Clara; children, Dex (Janelle) Petersen of Aurora, Kayleen (Rod) Repenning of Bloomfield, Kimberly (Jerry) Cosby of Arkansas, Brad (Deb) Bear of North Platte, Kim (Jeff) Lenz of Maywood and Brett Bear of North Platte.

Those also left to cherish his memory are 15 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren; brother; Dallas (Joyce) Petersen of Curtis; sister; Jo Werkmeister of North Platte, NE.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 29, 2020 at St. John Lutheran Church - Ash Creek with Pastor Justin Hildebrand officiating. Viewing and book signing will be Friday, August 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Services will be held following all current health directives regarding Covid-19. Burial will be at the St. John Cemetery - Ash Creek.

Carpenter Memorial Chapel

Published: 7/12/2024 - http://www.historicfarnam.us/cemetery/obits/index.asp
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