Deryl Peterson - January 14, 2011

Deryl Arthur Peterson, 71, of Hordville, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 17 at Heartland Evangelical Free Church in Central City with Rev. Scott Johnson officiating.
Memorials are suggested to Nebraska Christian Schools or Heartland Evangelical Free Church both of Central City. Condolences may be sent to the family at
Deryl was born to Arthur and Verna (Von Housen) Peterson on May 8, 1939 in Grand Island. Deryl was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Hampton. His confirmation verse was Philippians 1:6. He attended 1st though 12th grades at Hordville, graduating in 1957. Upon graduating, Deryl began working on the family farm. Deryl volunteered, but was never active in the military due to the early death of his parents and taking over the family farm.
Deryl married Linda Sandahl at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Lincoln on Sept. 27, 1975. They farm and raised livestock on the Peterson family farm Southeast of Hordville.
Deryl was a member of the Heartland Evangelical Free Church. He served on several church boards, taught Sunday School, sang on the worship team, and ran sound board. He was on the Hamilton County Pork Producers board many years, including serving as president. Deryl belonged to the Hordville Lion’s Club.
He enjoyed bowling, men’s summer softball, and all spectator sports - especially those of his children. Deryl began flying lessons in the late 60s and earned his private pilot license in 1973. He enjoyed trips all over the United States and giving people first rides.
Survivors include his wife Linda of Hordville; his “crew” - Eric Peterson of Philadelphia, Pa.; Krisa (Jay) Howland of Kearney; Sarah (Brian) McCoy of Central City; Laura Peterson of Kansas City, Mo.; and Timothy (Emily Sullivan) Peterson of Aurora; one granddaughter, Reese Howland; one sister, Darlene Peterson of Grand Island; his nephews; two sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and parents-in-law Dean and Della Sandahl of Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

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