Norman A. Petersen
April 17, 1938 - October 6, 2021

Norman A. Petersen

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Norman A. Petersen, age 83, of Uehling
Died Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the Hooper Care Center

Norman A. Petersen was born April 17, 1938 to Alvis and Agnes 'Monson' Petersen on their farm near Hooper. Norman attended an elementary country school near his family's farm and graduated from Uehling High School. After high school he joined the Army Reserves and returned home to farm. On June 1, 1958, he married Janice Wheatley at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Uehling. To this marriage, three children were born, a son Brad, a daughter Brenda, and a son Barry. Norman lived on the farm most of his life until he moved to Uehling and then the Hooper Care Center in 2015.

He was a lifetime member of Elim Lutheran Church holding many of the offices within the church. He was on the Sheridan School Board, and the Washington County Feeders Board. His greatest joy was farming, driving his Super H tractor on tractor rides, and attending tractor pulls. He was a fourth generation of his family to farm the same land for 100 years. In 2012, the family's farm was given a Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award by The Knights of Ak-Sar-ben Foundation, a recognition given to farms owned and operated by the same family for more than 100 consecutive years.

Norman was always a happy, go lucky guy who loved the Uehling and Hooper communities and was very social attending many community events. He had a lifelong love for sour cream raisin pie, chocolate chip cookies or anything sweet.

He was preceded in death by his parents and special friend Barb Goldberg. Survivors include son Bradley (MaryAnn) Petersen of Herman, Brenda (Gary) Wheeler of Hooper and Barry Petersen of Uehling, seven grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren, sisters Glennice (Bob) Brelsford, Allen, TX and Arlene Gerliep, Belchertown, MA.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at Elim Lutheran Church, Hooper. Pastor Judy Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Elim Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Visitation will be Monday, October 11, 2021, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Ludvigsen's Hooper Funeral Chapel.

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Monday, October 11, 2021
3:00pm to 8:00pm
Ludvigsen's Hooper Funeral Chapel
108 E. Elk St.
Hooper, NE  68031
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Monday, October 11, 2021
With family present from 6-8pm
Ludvigsen's Hooper Funeral Chapel
108 E. Elk St.
Hooper, NE  68031
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Elim Lutheran Church
2312 Swaburg Road
Hooper, NE  68031
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Elim Lutheran Cemetery
2312 Swaburg Road
Hooper, NE  68031
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  1. Anne Jung
    I remember how nice your Father was when my Dan shared a room at the Hooper Care Center with him. This was 3 years ago but I still remember his smile and kindness.
  2. Cindy & Del Gustafson
    Brad, Brenda, Barry,

    Thinking of you and sending our prayers. Remember all the fond memories of your dad and know that he is now in a better place
  3. Lynda & Ed Ehrlich
    Norman was a 1st cousin of mine. (Our Mothers were sisters.) Growing up, he was always such a kind, gentle soul who loved our Lord.
    May his soul rest in peace,
    Lynda Ehrlich

  4. Rick Andersen
    Your father was a great guy .I always enjoyed seeing him.
  5. Deb Davis
    Norm was a great guy and treated my mom so good. Prayers to all of you.
  6. Mitch & Shelly (Boggy) Walters
    Berry, Molly & Family, so very sorry for your loss It's never easy to loose a parent/grandpa. Hold your memories close to your heart.
    Our deepest sympathy. Your in our thoughts and Prayers.
  7. Lynn & Jeannine Moeller
    Thinking of all of you as you mourn the loss of your Dad.
    Cherish the memories of a good man!,
  8. Connie
    Brad, Brenda, Barry, and families
    Sorry to read of the passing of your father! He always had a smile for whoever he saw. Thoughts and prayers at this time.
    Steve & Connie (Moeller) Rokusek

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