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Aleda Peterson, 75 - May 24, 2015

Aleda Bell Peterson, 75, of Gothenburg died Sunday, May 24, 2015, following a 27-year battle with cancer, surrounded by family members at her home north of Gothenburg
Services will be conducted at the Evangelical Free Church, 1721 Lake Ave., in Gothenburg on Thursday, May 28, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Litzenberger officiating. A private family burial will take place at the New Hope Cemetery.
A visitation will be at the Evangelical Free Church on Wednesday, May 27, from 1 to 8 p.m. with family members present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Peterson was born May 27, 1939, at Cozad, daughter of John and Ima (Troxel) Abbott.
She grew up on a family farm northeast of Cozad and graduated from Cozad High School.
On Aug. 7, 1960, she married Dean Peterson at Cozad. To this union, five children were born. The couple made their home on a farm north of Gothenburg.
Peterson was a member of the Etna Exchange Club and WMS. She was employed as a secretary at Culligan in Cozad for a few years.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and helping others as well as cooking, crafting, reading and watching Husker football, according to family members.
Peterson was preceded in death by: her parents, John and Ima Abbott; two sons—Kim and Kelly Peterson; a brother, Kenneth Abbott; nephews—David, Jamie and Craig Abbott; brother-in-law, Tom Oldfather; sister-in-law, Luetta Peterson; father and mother-in-law, Raymond and Clara Peterson.
?Survivors include: her husband, Dean Peterson of Gothenburg; her son, Mark (Susan) Peterson of Gothenburg; her two daughters—Kay (Dan) Catlin of Kearney and Karen (Dave) Bardwick of Missoula, MT; six grandchildren—Abby, Chad and Derrick Bardwick of Missoula, Seth Catlin of Kearney and Tyler and Kayla Peterson of Gothenburg; a sister, Dorthy Oldfather of Lexington; two brothers—Donald (Sharon) Abbott of Gothenburg and Ivan (Linda) Abbott of Harrington; sister-in-law, Dawn Abbott of Lexington; brother-in-law Jerry Peterson; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to the Central Plains Hospice, P.O. Box 108, Cozad, NE 69130; and The Gideons International, P.O. Box 133, Gothenburg, NE 69138.