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Arlene Peterson

August 29, 1921 — January 28, 2018

Arlene A. Peterson, 96, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died January 28, 2018 at her home in Gothenburg, NE.

She was born August 29, 1921 in Gothenburg, NE, daughter of Henry C. and Dena (Lambertus) Aden.

Arlene grew up at Gothenburg and graduated with the class of 1939.  She later attended Colorado A & M at Ft. Collins where she was a member of the Tri-Delta Sorority.  She lived at Gothenburg and Jeffery Lake.  She worked for many years in the Aden & Kampfe Store.  She married O. Blaine Peterson on May 5, 1946 at St. John's Lutheran Church, they had five children - Stephen, Gregg, Kent, Kristi, and Kelly.  She was a member of the American Lutheran Church and a 50 + year member of her Bridge Club.

She is survived by her husband Blaine Peterson of Gothenburg, NE, three sons, Steve (Ligia) Peterson of Gothenburg, NE, Gregg (Debbie) Peterson, Kent (Krystal) Peterson; two daughters, Kelly Schmeeckle, Kristi (Stanley) Combs; 15 grandchildren;  11 great grandchildren;  along with many extended family and friends.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Dena Aden, brother, Floyd Aden, and son-in-law, Ronnie L Schmeeckle.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, February 1, 2018,1:00 - 8:00 pm. with the family present from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Funeral services will be held at American Lutheran Church, Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11:00 am.

Burial will follow in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska.

Memorials may be given to the SunTheatre, PO Box 15, Gothenburg, NE 69138, Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department, 602 10th St, Gothenburg, NE 69138 or Gothenburg Historical Society, PO Box 153, Gothenburg, NE 69138.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, February 1, 2018

1:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel

620 10th St, Gothenburg, NE 69138

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 2, 2018

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

American Lutheran Church

1512 Avenue G, Gothenburg, NE 69138

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Interment

Fort McPherson National Cemetery

South St, Maxwell, NE 69151

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