Russell Jerome Petersen, 79, of Burwell, Nebraska died February 16, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Burwell, Nebraska. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell. Pastor Alan Petersen will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Burwell Color Guard Avenue of Flags Building Fund.
Russell was born October 27, 1933 in Loup County, Nebraska to Harold and Vera (Williams) Petersen.
Russell is survived by his wife Reita Petersen of Burwell, Nebraska. Two children; Doyle and Nanette Petersen of Burwell, Nebraska and LeAnn and Doug Huhman of Taylor, Nebraska. Six grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. His dog, Lacy Jane. Two brothers; H. Dave and Ruth Ann Petersen of Burwell, Nebraska and J. Stanley and Amy Petersen of Central City, Nebraska and eleven nieces and nephews.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and his wife, Dallas and Madelon Petersen and a niece Sharon Field.