Barbara J. Peterson, 89, of North Platte, passed away September 6, 2019 at Great Plains Health and Lyle E. Peterson, 100, passed away September 6, 2019 at Linden Court, after celebrating 71 years of marriage together. They made their home in Brady, NE from 1948 to 1997, before moving to North Platte, NE.
Barbara was born July 25, 1930 to Oscar Ben and Violet (Judkins) Anderson at Callaway, NE. She graduated from Arnold High School in 1947. Barbara was a nurse’s aide, alongside her mother, at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital for several years. She was a contract driver for the North Platte Telegraph for at least 30 years. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother, and homemaker for her family. She enjoyed cooking, canning, and sewing. She recently attended Grace Community Bible Church in North Platte, and formerly the Berean Church in Brady. She was actively involved with TOPS club and RSVP in North Platte
Lyle was born July 30, 1919 to Nels and Josephine (Kilmer) Peterson at Climax, NE. He attended Crossroads country school west of Arnold through the eighth grade, then in the early 1940’s joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. He worked in Halsey, NE, Jenny Lake in Wyoming, Washington and various other states, sending money home monthly, to provide for his family. He was married to Nina N. Bailey on April 5, 1943 and to this union a daughter, Phyllis Jean was born. Nina passed away later in the day after Phyllis was born. Lyle was employed with the Union Pacific Railroad for 36 years and also worked as a contract driver for the North Platte Telegraph. He will be remembered as a great father, grandfather, and provider for his family. He always had a huge garden each year and many fruit trees.
On February 15, 1948, Barbara and Lyle were united in marriage at Arnold, NE at Table Store south of Arnold, at the home of the bride and her parents.
They are survived by their children, Phyllis Peterson of North Platte, NE; Michael (Rebecca) Peterson of Trinity, FL; Debra Kay (Curt) Hidy of Payson AZ; and Diane (Pete) Baumgartner of Stapleton, NE; grandchildren, Zachary Peterson of Lincoln, NE, Brady and Benjamin Baumgartner of Stapleton, NE; step-granddaughter, Amber (Will) Rivera Powell and step-great grandsons, Godric and Elijah Powell of Lake Wales, FL; numerous nieces, nephews, and the light of their life, dog, Abby.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Joe and Bernard Anderson.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Nina; two sisters, Alice Lange and Edithe Foley.
Services were held, Wednesday, September 11, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with Pastor Robert Litzenberger officiating. Burial followed at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the American Red Cross or Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Carpenter Memorial Chapel was in care of arrangements.