Pete (Marilyn) McEntarffer - February 13, 2012

Pete (Marilyn) McEntarffer, 81, Lincoln, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. Rev. John Lacey will officiate. Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17 in Fairview Cemetery, 84th & Adams. Memorials are directed to the church. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Roper and Sons, 4300 ‘O’ Street with family greeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to service at the church.
She was born March 27, 1930, in Grand Island, to Milton and Edna (Sands) Peterson. He was raised on a farm between Marquette and Aurora.
She attended the Monroe Evangelical Free Church. She went to country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Aurora High School in 1948. He moved to Lincoln in 1950 and worked for a short time in a dental office and then as secretary at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
She married John L. McEntarffer at the family farm on Sept. 26, 1952. Pete worked for Lincoln Public Schools for 38 years retiring in August, 2005. During her time at East High School she was inducted into Lincoln East High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. She was the recipient of the Nebraska Athletic Director Award for Outstanding Service in high school athletics in March 2005.
She was a member and lay pastor of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church band belonged to the United Methodist Women and Friendship Group and Bible 101. She also was a member of LPSAOP (LPS Clerical Association).
Family members include sons, Danny McEntarffer, Franklin (Jill) McEntarffer, all of Lincoln; grandchildren, Allison and James Piippo, Christopher and Amanda, Benjamin and Michaela, Sarah and Emma McEntarffer; great-grandchildren: Hayley and Carson Piippo, Jason Bauer, Jack, Lily, Jacob and Max McEntarffer; sisters, Marvel Mapes, Waunakee, Wisc. and Bev (Bill) Wakely, Lincoln.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law Dawn McEntarffer, brother-in-law Lenny Mapes.
Arrangements by Roper and Sons Funeral Services. Condolences or personal reflections may be sent online at

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